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climax

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈklaɪ.mæks/
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
the highest point of sexual pleasure
climactic
adjective uk   us   /klaɪˈmæk.tɪk/
The third movement of the symphony ends in a climactic crescendo (= has a loud and exciting ending).

climax

verb [I] uk   us   /ˈklaɪ.mæks/
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. to reach the highest point of sexual pleasure
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