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climactic

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

Simple Definition of climactic

  • : most exciting and important : forming a climax

Full Definition of climactic

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a climax <the film's climactic scene>

cli·mac·ti·cal·ly play \-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



1870

First Known Use of climactic

1870

Rhymes with climactic


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climactic

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adjective cli·mac·tic \klī-ˈmak-tik\

Medical Definition of climactic

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a climax





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