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Expire vs. Inspire

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Expireverb

(intransitive) To die.

‘The patient expired in hospital.’;

Inspireverb

(transitive) To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.

Expireverb

(intransitive) To lapse and become invalid.

‘My library card will expire next week.’;

Inspireverb

(transitive) To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens or exalts; to communicate inspiration to.

‘Elders should inspire children with sentiments of virtue.’;

Expireverb

(ambitransitive) To exhale; to breathe out.

Inspireverb

(intransitive) To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale.

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Expireverb

(transitive) To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapour; to emit in minute particles.

Inspireverb

To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.

Expireverb

(transitive) To bring to a close; to terminate.

Inspireverb

To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.

Expireverb

To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; - opposed to inspire.

‘Anatomy exhibits the lungs in a continual motion of inspiring and expiring air.’; ‘This chafed the boar; his nostrils flames expire.’;

Inspireverb

(transitive) To spread rumour indirectly.

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Expireverb

To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor; to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors.

‘The expiring of cold out of the inward parts of the earth in winter.’;

Inspireverb

To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.

‘When Zephirus eek, with his sweete breath,Inspirèd hath in every holt and heathThe tender crops.’; ‘Descend, ye Nine, descend and sing,The breathing instruments inspire.’;

Expireverb

To emit; to give out.

Inspireverb

To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.

‘He knew not his Maker, and him that inspired into him an active soul.’;

Expireverb

To bring to a close; to terminate.

‘Expire the termOf a despised life.’;

Inspireverb

To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; - opposed to expire.

‘Forced to inspire and expire the air with difficulty.’;

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Expireverb

To emit the breath.

Inspireverb

To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.

‘And generous stout courage did inspire.’; ‘But dawning day new comfort hath inspired.’;

Expireverb

To emit the last breath; to breathe out the life; to die; as, to expire calmly; to expire in agony.

Inspireverb

To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens, or exalts; to communicate inspiration to; as, to inspire a child with sentiments of virtue; to inspire a person to do extraordinary feats.

‘Erato, thy poet's mind inspire,And fill his soul with thy celestial fire.’;

Expireverb

To come to an end; to cease; to terminate; to perish; to become extinct; as, the flame expired; his lease expires to-day; the month expired on Saturday.

Inspireverb

To draw in breath; to inhale air into the lungs; - opposed to expire.

Expireverb

To burst forth; to fly out with a blast.

Inspireverb

To breathe; to blow gently.

‘And when the wind amongst them did inspire,They wavèd like a penon wide dispread.’;

Expireverb

lose validity;

‘My passports expired last month’;

Inspireverb

heighten or intensify;

‘These paintings exalt the imagination’;

Expireverb

pass from physical life and lose all all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life;

‘She died from cancer’; ‘They children perished in the fire’; ‘The patient went peacefully’;

Inspireverb

supply the inspiration for;

‘The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work’;

Expireverb

expel air;

‘Exhale when you lift the weight’;

Inspireverb

serve as the inciting cause of;

‘She prompted me to call my relatives’;

Expire

Expire was an American hardcore punk band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States, active from 2009 to 2017. They were signed to Bridge 9 Records.

Inspireverb

urge on or encourage especially by shouts;

‘The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers’;

Inspireverb

fill with revolutionary ideas

Inspireverb

draw in (air);

‘Inhale deeply’; ‘inhale the fresh mountain air’; ‘The patient has trouble inspiring’; ‘The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well’;

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