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epitasis

noun epit·a·sis \i-ˈpi-tə-səs\
plural epit·a·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of EPITASIS

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