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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  2.  To  put  an  end  to  to  make  to  cease;  as  to  terminate  an 
  effort,  or  a  controversy. 
  3.  Hence  to  put  the  finishing  touch  to  to  bring  to 
  completion;  to  perfect. 
  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. 

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