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terminating

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

following all others of the same kind in order or time
  • the terminating speech of the political convention turned out to be the most inspiring

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terminating

verb
present participle of terminate

Synonyms & Antonyms of terminating (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to bring (an event) to a natural or appropriate stopping point
  • we need to terminate the discussion for this evening, but we'll resume tomorrow morning

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3 to mark the limits of
  • terminated the area set aside for the runners to change their clothes with a series of folding screens

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4 to put to death deliberately
  • the operative's covert mission was to terminate the leader of the opposition

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5 to let go from office, service, or employment
  • he was terminated for constantly coming in to work late

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“Terminating.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/terminating. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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