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climacteric

adjective

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of, relating to, or being a major turning point
  • as the war reached its climacteric phase, the atrocities dramatically increased, both in number and brutality

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climacteric

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Synonyms of climacteric (Entry 2 of 2)

a point in a chain of events at which an important change (as in one's fortunes) occurs
  • historians attempting to pinpoint the Roman Empire's climacteric, that precise moment when it began its long downhill slide

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“Climacteric.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/climacteric. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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