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verb British English pronunciation: culminate /ˈkʌlmɪneɪt/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyculminate
he/she/itculminates
present participleculminating
past tenseculminated
past participleculminated

phrasal verb

culminate in

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present tense
I/you/we/theyculminate in
he/she/itculminates in
present participleculminating in
past tenseculminated in
past participleculminated in
culminate in something to happen or exist as the final result of a process or situation

A series of financial disasters culminated in the collapse of the country's largest bank.

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