Definition for TERM'IN-ATE

TERM'IN-ATE, v.t. [Fr. terminer; L. termino; Sp. terminar; It. terminare; from L. terminus, W. tervyn.]

  1. To bound; to limit; to set the extreme point or side of a thing; as, to terminate a surface by a line.
  2. To end; to put an end to; as, to terminate a controversy.

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