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epitasis

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noun epit·a·sis \i-ˈpi-tə-səs\

Definition of epitasis

plural epitasesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. :  the part of a play developing the main action and leading to the catastrophe



Origin of epitasis

Greek, increased intensity, from epiteinein to stretch tighter, from epi- + teinein to stretch — more at thin


First Known Use: 1583


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