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expiration

 [ek″spĭ-ra´shun]
1. exhalation (def. 3).
2. termination, or death.
3. a time after which a medication or agent has lost its potency. adj., adj expi´ratory.

ex·pi·ra·tion

(eks'pi-rā'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): exhalation (1)
2. A death.
[L. expiro or ex-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe out]

expiration

/ex·pi·ra·tion/ (eks″pĭ-ra´shun)
1. exhalation.expi´ratory
2. termination or death.

expiration

(ĕk′spə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The act of coming to a close; termination: the expiration of a contract.
2. The act of breathing out; exhalation.
3. Archaic Death.

expiration

[ik′spirā′shən]
Etymology: L, expirare, to breathe out
1 also called exhalation. breathing out, normally a passive process, depending on the elastic qualities of lung tissue and the thorax. Compare inspiration.
2 termination or death. expiratory, adj.
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Expiration

ex·pi·ra·tion

(eks'pir-ā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): exhalation (1) .
2. Death.
[L. expiro or ex-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe out]

expiration

1. Breathing out.
2. Death.

expiration

see BREATHING.

ex·pi·ra·tion

(eks'pir-ā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): exhalation (1) .
2. A death.
[L. expiro or ex-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe out]

expiration

1. the act of breathing out, or expelling air from the lungs.
2. termination, or death.

expiration date
the calendar date on the packaging of a pharmaceutical or food that indicates the last date the item should be used.
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