verb (used with object), ter·mi·nat·ed, ter·mi·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), ter·mi·nat·ed, ter·mi·nat·ing.
- terminal platform,
- terminal stria,
- terminal sulcus,
- terminal velocity,
- terminating decimal,
- termination codon,
Origin of terminate
Examples from the Web for terminate
Instead, the county filed to terminate his rights based on his mental illness.
Abortifacients, by contrast, are used to terminate an existing pregnancy.Is Forced Religious Belief Coming to an Employer Near You?|Jamelle Bouie|November 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Has the IRS taken actions to terminate the offending employees?IRS Singled Out Conservative Groups for Extra Scrutiny|Megan McArdle|May 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Republic wanted to terminate its obligations and put workers in a 401(k) (or at least a more solvent Teamster pension plan).
There was no way I was making any demand to Daria to terminate her pregnancy.Ballet Director Asked Dancer To Consider Aborting Baby To Play Sleeping Beauty|Tom Sykes|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Then the din began again, to terminate at the instant as before.Bird Stories from Burroughs|John Burroughs
I cannot terminate these remarks without saying a word or two about Disraeli's great antagonist, Peel.Political and Literary essays, 1908-1913|Evelyn Baring
So that Hiram's arrival served to terminate a suspense which had become painful.
Does it terminate at the age of twenty-one in the case of male children, and at eighteen in the case of females?Bertha and Her Baptism|Nehemiah Adams
At a still early hour a road leading off to the right and seeming to terminate in the very depths of the marshes was reached.The Auto Boys' Quest|James A Braden
Word Origin for terminate
1610s, "to bring to an end," from Latin terminatus, past participle of terminare "to limit, end" (see terminus). Sense of "to come to an end" is recorded from 1640s; meaning "dismiss from a job" is recorded from 1973; that of "to assassinate" is from 1975. Related: Terminated; terminating.