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Definition 1: the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for climax in the sense of this definition

(climax is a kind of ...) the act of bringing to completion or fruition

(... is a kind of climax ) an orgasm accompanied by the sensation of ejaculation of semen

Definition 2: the decisive moment in a novel or play - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where climax or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deathbed scene is the climax of the play

Synonyms for climax in the sense of this definition

(climax is a kind of ...) a particular point in time

"the moment he arrived the party began"

(... is part of climax) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events

"he writes stories for the magazines"

Definition 3: arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness - [noun denoting communication]

(climax is a kind of ...) a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)

Definition 4: the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding - [noun denoting event]

Samples where climax or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the climax of the artist's career
  • in the flood tide of his success

Synonyms for climax in the sense of this definition

(climax is a kind of ...) an event that occurs at a critical time

"at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave" "it was needed only on special occasions"

Definition 5: the most severe stage of a disease - [noun denoting state]

(climax is a kind of ...) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

Definition 6: end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage - [verb of change]

Samples where climax or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace

Synonyms for climax in the sense of this definition

(climax is a kind of ...) have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; either spatial or metaphorical

"the bronchioles terminate in a capillary bed" "Your rights stop where you infringe upon the rights of other" "My property ends by the bushes" "The symphony ends in a pianissimo"

(... is a kind of climax ) be the culminating event

"The speech crowned the meeting"

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