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English definition of “terminate”

terminate

verb [I or T]     /ˈtɜː.mɪ.neɪt/ US  /ˈtɝː-/ formal
to ( cause something to) end or stop : They terminated my contract in October . This train will terminate at the next stop - passengers who wish to continue should change trains .Causing something to endComing to an end specialized medical to end a pregnancy intentionally , usually by a medical operation PregnancyBirth
(Definition of terminate verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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