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terminate

[ tur-muh-neyt ]
/ 藞t蓽r m蓹藢ne瑟t /
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Origin of terminate

1580鈥90; verbal use of late Middle English terminate (adjective) 鈥渓imited,鈥 from Latin termin膩tus, past participle of termin膩re. See term, -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for terminate

terminate
/ (藞t蓽藧m瑟藢ne瑟t) /

verb
(when intr, often foll by in or with) to form, be, or put an end (to); concludeto terminate a pregnancy; their relationship terminated amicably
(tr) to connect (suitable circuitry) to the end of an electrical transmission line to absorb the energy and avoid reflections
(intr) maths (of a decimal expansion) to have only a finite number of digits
(tr) slang to kill (someone)

Derived forms of terminate

terminative, adjectiveterminatory, adjective

Word Origin for terminate

C16: from Latin termin膩tus limited, from termin膩re to set boundaries, from terminus end
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