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English definition of “terminate”

terminate

verb [I or T] uk   /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. specialized medical to end a pregnancy intentionally, usually by a medical operation
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