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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Expire \Ex*pire"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Expired; p. pr & vb. n. Expiring.] [L. expirare, exspirare, expiratum, exspiratum; ex out + spirare to breathe: cf. F. expirer. See Spirit.] 1. To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; -- opposed to inspire. [1913 Webster] Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of inspiring and expiring air. --Harvey. [1913 Webster] This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor; to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors. [1913 Webster] The expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the earth in winter. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. To emit; to give out. [Obs.] --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To bring to a close; to terminate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Expire the term Of a despised life. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Expiring \Ex*pir"ing\, a. 1. Breathing out air from the lungs; emitting fluid or volatile matter; exhaling; breathing the last breath; dying; ending; terminating. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or uttered at, the time of dying; as, expiring words; expiring groans. [1913 Webster]