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Definition 1: the act of expelling air from the lungs - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for expiration in the sense of this definition

(expiration is a kind of ...) the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing

"he took a deep breath and dived into the pool" "he was fighting to his last breath"

(... is a kind of expiration ) an act of forcible exhalation

(... is a kind of expiration ) forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth

"he gave his nose a loud blow" "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"

(... is a kind of expiration ) breath

"the collision knocked the wind out of him"

(... is part of expiration) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

Definition 2: euphemistic expressions for death - [noun denoting event]

Samples where expiration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thousands mourned his passing

Synonyms for expiration in the sense of this definition

(expiration is a kind of ...) the event of dying or departure from life

"her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

(expiration is used in the usage domain ...) an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

Definition 3: a coming to an end of a contract period - [noun denoting time]

Samples where expiration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the expiry of his driver's license

Synonyms for expiration in the sense of this definition

(expiration is a kind of ...) the point in time at which something ends

"the end of the year" "the ending of warranty period"

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