"climaxes" in the noun sense
1. climax, flood tide
the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding
"the climax of the artist's career"
"in the flood tide of his success"
2. climax, culmination
the decisive moment in a novel or play
"the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
3. orgasm, climax, sexual climax, coming
the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
the most severe stage of a disease
arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
"climaxes" in the verb sense
1. culminate, climax
end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
"The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
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