1. The highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding (synset 107431643)
    "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success"
  2. The decisive moment in a novel or play (synset 106385370)
    "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
  3. The moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse (synset 100062953)
  4. The most severe stage of a disease (synset 114592097)
  5. Arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness (synset 107117039)
  1. End, especially to reach a final or climactic stage (synset 200486540)
    "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

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