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noun [C]     /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 anticlimaxHigher and lower points of achievementSuccess and achievementsFailuresTurning points and deciding moments the highest point of sexual pleasureSexual intercourse climactic     /klaɪˈmæk.tɪk/ adjective The third movement of the symphony ends in a climactic crescendo (= has a loud and exciting ending).Exciting and interesting
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