Root Word of the Day: TERMINATE

terminatorterminate (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.

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