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climax

noun [C] uk   /ˈklaɪ.mæks/ us  
the most important or exciting point in a story or situation, which usually happens near the end: The climax of the air show was a daring flying display. The election campaign reaches its climax next week.
See also
Higher and lower points of achievementSuccess and achievementsFailuresTurning points and deciding moments
the highest point of sexual pleasureSexual intercourse
climactic
adjective uk   /klaɪˈmæk.tɪk/ us  
The third movement of the symphony ends in a climactic crescendo (= has a loud and exciting ending).Exciting and interesting

climax

verb [I] uk   /ˈklaɪ.mæks/ us  
to reach the most important or exciting part: The show climaxed with all the performers singing on stage together. The Olympics climaxed in a spectacular closing ceremony.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling to reach the highest point of sexual pleasureSexual intercourse
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