Pronunciation: (ik-spīur'), [key]
—v., -pired, -pir•ing.
1. to come to an end; terminate, as a contract, guarantee, or offer.
2. to emit the last breath; die.
3. to breathe out.
4. to die out, as a fire.
1. to breathe out; emit (air) from the lungs.
2. Archaic.to give off, emit, or eject.
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