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Definition 1: a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something - [noun denoting event]

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

  • after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better

(crisis 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"

(... is a kind of crisis ) a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action

"he never knew what to do in an emergency"

Definition 2: an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty - [noun denoting state]

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

  • they went bankrupt during the economic crisis

(crisis is a kind of ...) a complex or critical or unusual difficulty

"the dangerous situation developed suddenly" "that's quite a situation" "no human situation is simple"

(... is a kind of crisis ) a crisis in which a desperate effort is the only alternative to defeat

"the Russians had to pull off a Dunkirk to get out of there"

(... is a kind of crisis ) a pressing or urgent situation

"the health-care exigency"

(... is a kind of crisis ) a crisis situation or point in time when a critical decision must be made

"at that juncture he had no idea what to do" "he must be made to realize that the company stands at a critical point"

(... is a kind of crisis ) a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment

(... are attributes of crisis) being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

"a critical shortage of food" "a critical illness" "an illness at the critical stage"

(... are attributes of crisis) not in a state of crisis or emergency

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