Definition of 'climax'
- the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success"
Synonyms: flood tide
- the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
- the most severe stage of a disease
- arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
- end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"