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climax

 [kli´maks]
the period of greatest intensity, as in the course of a disease.

cli·max

(klī'maks),
1. The height or acme of a disease; its stage of greatest severity.
2. Synonym(s): orgasm
[G. klimax, staircase]

climax

The peak of an orgasm; the point in time when a (sexual) sensation is the greatest.

climax

Orgasm, see there.

cli·max

(klī'maks)
1. The height or acme of a disease; its stage of greatest severity.
2. Synonym(s): orgasm.
[G. klimax, staircase]

climax

1. A point of maximal intensity in a progression of events.
2. An ORGASM.

climax

a plant community that has reached stability and is in equilibrium with the climatic conditions appertaining at the time; for example, oak woodland in Britain. A SUCCESSION of climaxes resulting from climatic change is called a clisere, though some climax communities are the result of human interference; for example, the felling of woodland has resulted in the loss of the oak woodland, the natural climax community in lowland Britain, and of the pine forest which is the natural climax in the Highlands of Scotland.

cli·max

(klī'maks)
1. The height or acme of a disease; its stage of greatest severity.
2. Colloq. an orgasm.
[G. klimax, staircase]
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While her texts remain strictly concerned with surface description, Tan seeks rare moments of spatiotemporal collapse--those confluences of jet lag, solitude, and the comfort of an environment at once totally foreign and strangely embracing--that constitute a kind of waking dream state and that she terms "petit morts," in a deliberate evocation of the French expression for sexual climax.