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Definition of climax verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    climax

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈklaɪmæks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklaɪmæks//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they climax
    BrE BrE//ˈklaɪmæks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklaɪmæks//
     
    he / she / it climaxes
    BrE BrE//ˈklaɪmæksɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklaɪmæksɪz//
     
    past simple climaxed
    BrE BrE//ˈklaɪmækst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklaɪmækst//
     
    past participle climaxed
    BrE BrE//ˈklaɪmækst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklaɪmækst//
     
    -ing form climaxing
    BrE BrE//ˈklaɪmæksɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈklaɪmæksɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to come to or form the best, most exciting, or most important point in something climax with/in something The festival will climax on Sunday with a gala concert. climax something (especially North American English) The sensational verdict climaxed a six-month trial.
  2. 2[intransitive] to have an orgasm
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in rhetoric): from late Latin, from Greek klimax ‘ladder, climax’. The sense ‘culmination’ arose in the late 18th cent.
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