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 for expire
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.
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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 :

  Expire \Ex*pire"\, v. i.
     1. To emit the breath.
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     2. To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die;
        as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony.
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     3. To come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to
        become extinct; as, the flame expired; his lease expires
        to-day; the month expired on Saturday.
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     4. To burst forth; to fly out with a blast. [Obs.] "The
        ponderous ball expires." --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: lose validity; "My passports expired last month" [syn: run
           out, expire]
      2: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and
         functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer";
         "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went
         peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of
         102" [syn: die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass
         away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's
         chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop
         dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it] [ant: be
      3: expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight" [syn: exhale,
         expire, breathe out] [ant: breathe in, inhale,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  131 Moby Thesaurus words for "expire":
     advance, be all over, be annihilated, be destroyed, be done for,
     be lost, be no more, be wiped out, become extinct, become void,
     blow, blow over, breathe, breathe hard, breathe in, breathe out,
     cease, cease to be, cease to exist, cease to live, close,
     come to naught, come to nothing, conclude, conk, conk out,
     continue, cough, croak, decease, demise, depart, depart this life,
     die, die away, die out, disappear, discontinue, dissolve, elapse,
     emit, end, endure, evacuate, evaporate, exhale, exhaust, expel,
     fade, fade away, fade out, fall, fall asleep, finish, flee, flit,
     flow, flow on, fly, fume, gasp, give off, give out, give vent to,
     glide, go, go by, go on, go out, gulp, hack, have it,
     have its time, hiccup, huff, inhale, inspire, kick off, lapse,
     last, leave no trace, let out, melt away, open the floodgates,
     open the sluices, pant, part, pass, pass away, pass by, pass on,
     pass over, peg out, perish, peter out, press on, proceed, puff,
     put off mortality, quit this world, reek, respire, return to dust,
     roll on, run, run its course, run on, run out, sigh, slide, slip,
     smoke, sneeze, sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle, steam,
     stop breathing, succumb, terminate, throw off, up and die, vanish,
     vapor, wear away, wear off, wheeze, yield the ghost

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