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Dictionary definition for: Climax

1. (n) the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist''s career" "in the flood tide of his success"

2. (v) end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"

3. (n) the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

4. (n) the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse

5. (n) the most severe stage of a disease

6. (n) arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness

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