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English noun: expiry

1. expiry (time) a coming to an end of a contract period


SamplesThe expiry of his driver's license.


Synonymsexpiration, termination


Broader (hypernym)end, ending

2. expiry (event) the event of dying or departure from life


SamplesHer death came as a terrible shock.
Upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren.


Synonymsdeath, decease


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)departure, exit, expiration, fatality, going, human death, loss, martyrdom, megadeath, passing, release, wrongful death


Instance hyponymCrucifixion


Antonymsnascence, nascency, nativity, birth









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