Ter·mi·nate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Terminated p. pr. & vb. n. Terminating.]
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. Harford.
adj 1: having come or been brought to a conclusion; "the harvesting
was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished";
"the abruptly terminated interview" [syn: complete,
concluded, ended, over(p), all over]
2: (of e.g. a contract or term of office) having come to an end