Meaning of 'climax'

Find the meaning of the word ‘climax’

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Meaning of ‘climax’

6 definitions found.



the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

Synonyms: coming


the decisive moment in a novel or play

Example: "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

Synonyms: culmination


arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness


the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding

Example: "the climax of the artist's career"

Synonyms: flood tide


the most severe stage of a disease


to end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage

Example: "The plot climaxed with a ten minute long action sequence."

Synonyms: culminate

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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