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terminally

[ tur-muh-nl-ee ]
/ ˈtɜr mə nl i /
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adverb
in a way that leads or is expected to lead shortly to death; fatally or lethally: We offer care and support for terminally ill people and their families through home nursing.
Informal. in a way that is beyond hope or rescue: I skipped her much-hyped interview with the terminally dull host of that new talk show.
at the end: In the remark “Pretty hot today, eh?” the terminally positioned tag “eh?” invites agreement.
Botany. at the end of a branch or stem: The plant has flower clusters 10–20 mm in diameter, which are located terminally.
Biology. at the conclusion of the process of modification from a stem cell: The cells terminally differentiate as they migrate from the basal layer of the epidermis to the surface.
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Origin of terminally

OTHER WORDS FROM terminally

non·ter·min·al·ly, adverbsub·ter·mi·nal·ly, adverb
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