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Definition of terminate
verb [with object]
bring to an end:he was advised to terminate the contract [no object]
) (of a thing) have its end at (a specified place) or of (a specified form):the chain terminated in an iron ball covered with spikes
[no object] (of a train, bus, or boat service) end its journey:the train will terminate at Stratford end (a pregnancy) before term by artificial means. end the employment of (someone); dismiss:Adamson’s putting pressure on me to terminate you assassinate (someone, especially an intelligence agent):he was terminated by persons unknown archaic form the physical end or extremity of (an area).