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American English: /ˌɪkˈspaɪ(ə)r/
British English: /ɪkˈspʌɪə/
, /ɛkˈspʌɪə/

Translation of expire in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 1 (run out)
    (term of office/treaty)
    Example sentences
    • The current five-year lease agreement expires in 2002.
    • The nearly 10,000 flight attendants have been working without a new contract since their old agreement expired at the end of 1996.
    • The old collective agreement expired in May and talks began shortly thereafter.
    Example sentences
    • The National Conference president also predicted that he will not hand over reigns of power to Congress after his three year term expires in November 2005.
    • There have been no indications on whether the team want him to stay beyond the summer of 2006 when his three-year term expires.
    • You were allowed to leave eight months before your term expired.
  • 2 (die) [literary]
    expirar [literary]
    Example sentences
    • If two doctors agree that the condition has reached the point of no return then it should be agreed to let the person expire with dignity.
    • The mortality rate within the ghettos rose and people expired on the street.
    • If someone starves, a hero will give up their own food and die before letting that person expire.
  • 3 (Physiology)
    Example sentences
    • The vocal cords vibrate when air is expired through the glottis, creating sound waves in the column of air within the pharynx, nose, and mouth.
    • An index of alcohol intoxication was measured with a fuel-cell analyzer in air expired after breath was held for 15 sec.
    • The drug is primarily metabolized by the lungs and expired as carbon dioxide.
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