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adjective terminal pronunciation in American English /ˈtɜrmɪn(ə)l/

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  1. 2
    continuing to get worse until the end is reached
    in terminal decline:

    The coal industry is now feared to be in terminal decline.

  2. 3
    humorous extreme
    terminal boredom:

    The biggest challenge the soldiers had to face was terminal boredom.

  3. 4
    [only before noun] formal at the end of something

    a terminal branch/bud

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