climactical

climactic

[klahy-mak-tik]
adjective
pertaining to or coming to a climax: the climactic scene of a play.
Also, climactical.


Origin:
1870–75; from climax, perhaps on model of syntax, syntactic

climactically, adverb
nonclimactic, adjective
nonclimactical, adjective
unclimactic, adjective

climactic, climatic.
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climactic or climactical (klaɪˈmæktɪk, klaɪˈmæktɪkəl)
 
adj
consisting of, involving, or causing a climax
 
 
climactical or climactical
 
adj
 
 
cli'mactically or climactical
 
adv

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climactic
1872, from climax, apparently on the analogy of syntax/syntactic.
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