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 for Expiring
From 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.
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              Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of
              inspiring and expiring air.           --Harvey.
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              This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     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.
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              The expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the
              earth in winter.                      --Bacon.
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     3. To emit; to give out. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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     4. To bring to a close; to terminate. [Obs.]
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              Expire the term
              Of a despised life.                   --Shak.
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From 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.
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     2. Pertaining to, or uttered at, the time of dying; as,
        expiring words; expiring groans.
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