1. The point of greatest intensity or force in an ascending series or progression; a culmination. See Synonyms at summit.
a. A series of statements or ideas in an ascending order of rhetorical force or intensity.
b. The final statement in such a series.
a. A moment of great or culminating intensity in a narrative or drama, especially the conclusion of a crisis.
b. The turning point in a plot or dramatic action.
4. See orgasm.
5. Ecology A climax community.
tr. & intr.v. cli·maxed, cli·max·ing, cli·max·es
To bring to or reach a climax.
[Latin clīmax, rhetorical climax, from Greek klīmax, ladder; see klei- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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