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Dictionary definition for: Terminate

1. (v) bring to an end or halt; "She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime" "The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WWI"

2. (v) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical; "the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other" "My property ends by the bushes" "The symphony end

3. (v) be the end of; be the last or concluding part of; "This sad scene ended the movie"

4. (v) terminate the employment of; "The boss fired his secretary today" "The company terminated 25% of its workers"

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