Terminate Ter"mi*nate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Terminated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Terminating}.] [L. terminatus, p. p. of terminare. See {Term}.] 1. To set a term or limit to; to form the extreme point or side of; to bound; to limit; as, to terminate a surface by a line. [1913 Webster]

2. To put an end to; to make to cease; as, to terminate an effort, or a controversy. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, to put the finishing touch to; to bring to completion; to perfect. [1913 Webster]

During this interval of calm and prosperity, he [Michael Angelo] terminated two figures of slaves, destined for the tomb, in an incomparable style of art. --J. S. Harford. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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