Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “climax”

climax

verb [I]    /ˈklɑɪ·mæks/
to reach the greatest point or level of activity : A late season hurricane on October 17-18 climaxed the very active hurricane season of 1950.
(Definition of climax verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of climax

More American English definitions for “climax”

Definitions of “climax” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More