Monday, November 05, 2012
Definitions for climacteric
- A critical period.
- Physiology: a period of decrease of reproductive capacity in men and women, culminating, in women, in the menopause.
- A year in which important changes in health, fortune, etc., are held by some theories to occur, as one's sixty-third year
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Citations for climacteric
Ernestine, who was the elder, asked one day, after her sister's visit had terminated in a climacteric of sisterly love, kisses, admonitions, and promises.
I had reached an intellectual and artistic climacteric, a life climacteric of some sort.