ter·​mi·​na·​tive ˈtər-mə-ˌnā-tiv How to pronounce terminative (audio)
: tending or serving to terminate : ending
terminatively adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of terminative was in 1613

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“Terminative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminative. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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