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Definition of climax:

  1. A figure in which the parts of a sentence or paragraph are so arranged that each succeeding one rises above its predecessor in impressiveness.
  2. The highest point; the greatest degree.
  3. Upward movement; steady increase; gradation; ascent.

Synonyms:

approaching, coming, windup, decisive moment, closing, apogee, orgasm, payoff, defining moment, ascendancy, highest degree, high, rising tide, sexual climax, flood, culminate, turning of the tide, crowning point, point of highest development, mop up, meridian, advent, height, pitch, fastigium, meridian, height, approach, intensification, utmost extent, culmination, flood tide.

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