epitasis

play
noun epit·a·sis \i-ˈpi-tə-səs\

Definition of epitasis

plural

epitases

play \i-ˈpi-tə-ˌsēz\
  1. :  the part of a play developing the main action and leading to the catastrophe

Origin and Etymology 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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