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expiry

noun [U] uk   /ɪkˈspaɪə.ri/ us    /-ˈspaɪr.i/ UK ( US expiration,   /ˌek.spəˈreɪ.ʃən/   )
the situation in which something which lasts for a fixed length of time comes to an end or stops being in use: the expiry of a lease/visa What is the expiry date of your credit card? (= What is the last date on which it can be used?)
Translations of “expiry”
in Chinese (Traditional) 到期,期滿, 結束…
in Russian истечение, окончание (срока)…
in Turkish son kullanma, sona erme, bitim…
in Chinese (Simplified) 到期,期满, 结束…
in Polish wygaśnięcie, utrata ważności…
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