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English definition of “terminal”

terminal

adjective (ILLNESS)    /ˈtɜː.mɪ.nəl/ US  /ˈtɝː-/
(of a disease or illness ) leading gradually to death : She has terminal cancer .KillingMurder and attempted murderDisease and illness - general words A terminal patient is one who is seriously ill and will die soon .Disease and illness - general wordsDeath and dying terminally     /-nə.li/ adverb a terminally ill child Disease and illness - general wordsDeath and dying
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