expiration date


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expiration date

n.
1. The date past which a product, such as food or medicine, must be sold or removed from availability because it is no longer expected to be fresh or effective. Also called sell-by date.
2. The date on which something, such as a warranty or license, is no longer valid or in effect.

sell-by date

Public health
The date labelled on most foods in developed countries, especially dairy products, which is usually about 2 weeks from the day the milk was pasteurised, and about 1 week before it expires. An estimated 8 million tonnes of food are needlessly thrown away a year in the UK because of too-strict an adherence to sell-by dates, prompting government food bodies to switch to the phrase “best before” as a way of encouraging people to eat food that might otherwise be prematurely thrown away.
 
Vox populi-UK
A popular term applied a tedious person, stale witticism, or other thing which has past his, her or its prime, as in ‘that joke is way past its sell-by date”.

ex·pi·ra·tion date

(eks'pir-ā'shŭn dāt)
The date or time at which a product is no longer potent or of therapeutic value, determined by manufacturer.

ex·pi·ra·tion date

(eks'pir-ā'shŭn dāt)
The date or time at which a product is no longer potent or of therapeutic value, determined by manufacturer.
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They didn't have expiration dates on anything when I was a kid.
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As of the Exercise Expiration Date, the aggregate principal amount of notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn was USD599,376,000, representing approximately 99.90% of the outstanding notes, added the company.
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Renewal applications are being mailed about two months in advance of expiration dates.
The RBC LOC supporting the GR-4 notes will expire on the earlier of March 12, 2021, the stated expiration date of the RBC LOC, unless otherwise extended or upon any prior termination of the RBC LOC.
Medical company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX) reported on Friday the expiry of its offer to repurchase any and all of its outstanding 3.000% notes due 15 May 1026 at 17:00, New York City time, on 1 March 2018 (the expiration date).
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Medical company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX) disclosed on Thursday the expiry of its 3.000% notes due 15 May 2026 at 17:00, New York City time, on 1 March 2018 (the expiration date).