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climactic

adjective cli·mac·tic \klī-ˈmak-tik, klə-\

: most exciting and important : forming a climax

Full Definition of CLIMACTIC

:  of, relating to, or constituting a climax <the film's climactic scene>
cli·mac·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of CLIMACTIC

  1. At the climactic moment, the main character of the novel finds herself face to face with the thief.
  2. the movie's climactic chase scene

First Known Use of CLIMACTIC

1870

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Rhymes with CLIMACTIC

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adjective cli·mac·tic \klī-ˈmak-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLIMACTIC

:  of, relating to, or constituting a climax

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