epitasis

play
noun epit·a·sis \ i-ˈpi-tə-səs \

Definition of epitasis

plural epitases play \i-ˈpi-tə-ˌsēz\
: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


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