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noun [countable] climax pronunciation in American English /ˈklaɪˌmæks/
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  1. 1
    the most exciting or important moment in a story, event, or situation, usually near the end
    climax of/to:

    the climax to this season’s divisional playoffs

    come to/reach a climax:

    The festival reached a climax with a dazzling performance from Pavarotti.

  2. 2
    an orgasm
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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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