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  • (intransitive) To reach the highest point; to build up to a climax.
         Their messy breakup culminated in a restraining order.
  • (intransitive) terminate; to end or finish, especially in a climactic manner
         The class will culminate with a rigorous examination.
  • (transitive) To bring to a conclusion, especially a decisive one.
         The obstacle course culminates in the vaunted Leap of Death.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Cul"mi*nate (kŭl"m&ibreve;*nāt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Culminated (-nā`t&eucr;d); p. pr. & vb. n. Culminating (-nā`t&ibreve;ng.] [L. cuimen top or ridge. See Column.] 1. To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.

As when his beams at noon
Culminate from the equator.
Milton.

2. To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.

The reptile race culminated in the secondary era.
Dana.

The house of Burgundy was rapidly culminating.
Motley.

Cul"mi*nate (kŭl"m&ibreve;*n&asl;t), a. Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- applied to the growth of corals. Dana.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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