climactic

[ klahy-mak-tik ]
/ klaɪˈmæk tɪk /

adjective

pertaining to or coming to a climax: the climactic scene of a play.

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Origin of climactic

1870–75; from climax, perhaps on model of syntax, syntactic

OTHER WORDS FROM climactic

cli·mac·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·cli·mac·tic, adjectivenon·cli·mac·ti·cal, adjectiveun·cli·mac·tic, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH climactic

climactic climatic
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British Dictionary definitions for climactic

climactic

climactical (klaɪˈmæktɪkəl)

/ (klaɪˈmæktɪk) /

adjective

consisting of, involving, or causing a climax

Derived forms of climactic

climactically, adverb

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