terminate (verb) – to cut short or bring to an end; to fire or lay off; to kill
BREAKDOWN: TERMIN- (end) + -ATE (to make or do)
— to exterminate also means to kill, typically in a deliberate and definitive fashion
— you probably know what a terminator is…
This word is built on the root TERM-, which means end, limit, or border.
Common TERM- words include determine, determined, exterminate, term, and terminology.
More esoteric TERM- words include determinative, deterministic, predetermine, and terminus.