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culminant

[kuhl-muh-nuh nt]
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adjective
  1. culminating; topmost.

Origin of culminant

1595–1605; < Medieval Latin culminant- (stem of culmināns), present participle of culmināre to come to a peak. See culminate, -ant
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Examples from the Web for culminant

Historical Examples

  • In 1830 the fortunes of the Constitutionnel had reached the culminant point.

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851

    Various

  • We left him in his culminant state; what dreadful decline is this, when we again catch a glimpse of him!

    The French Revolution

    Thomas Carlyle


British Dictionary definitions for culminant

culminant

adjective
  1. highest or culminating
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