expiration

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French expiration, from Latin exspīrātiōnem, accusative singular of exspīrātiō.

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Noun[edit]

expiration (uncountable)

  1. The act of expiring.
  2. The act or process of breathing out, or forcing air from the lungs through the nose or mouth; as, respiration consists of inspiration and expiration; – opposed to inspiration.
  3. Emission of volatile matter; exhalation.
  4. The last emission of breath; death.
  5. A coming to a close; cessation; extinction; termination; end.
  6. That which is expired; matter breathed forth; that which is produced by breathing out, as a sound.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin exspīrātiōnem, accusative singular of exspīrātiō.

Noun[edit]

expiration f (plural expirations)

  1. expiration (act of expiring)
  2. expiration (act of breathing out)
  3. expiration (end)

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