Ex`pi*ra"tion (?), n. [L. expiratio,exspiratio: cf. F. expiration. See Expire.]
The act of expiring
; as: (a)Physiol.
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
Emission of volatile matter; exhalation.
The true cause of cold is an expiration from the globe of the earth.
The last emission of breath; death
. "The groan of expiration
A coming to a close; cessation; extinction; termination; end
Before the expiration of thy time.
That which is expired; matter breathed forth; that which is produced by breathing out, as a sound.
The aspirate "he," which is . . . a gentle expiration.
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