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terminate

Definition of terminate

Etymology

    Latin terminatus, past participle of terminare (“to set bounds to, bound, limit, end, close, terminate”) < terminus (“a bound, limit, end”).

Verb

terminate (third-person singular simple present terminates, present participle terminating, simple past and past participle terminated)

  1. (transitive or intransitive, formal) To finish or end.
  2. (transitive, euphemistic) To kill.
  3. (transitive, euphemistic) To end the employment contract of an employee; to fire or lay off.

Adjective

terminate

  1. Terminated; limited; bounded; ended.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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