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apotheosis

noun [C usually singular]     /əˌpɒθ.iˈəʊ.sɪs/ US  /-ˌpɑː.θiˈoʊ-/ (plural apotheoses   /-siːz/   ) formal
the best or most extreme example of something: Most people agree that her acting career achieved its apotheosis in this movie . Bad taste in clothes reached its apotheosis in the 1970s.Samples and examples the apotheosis of sb the act of making someone into a god : the apotheosis of the Emperor TrajanGod and gods
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