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  1. culminate

    • IPA[ˈkʌlmɪneɪt]

    英式

    • v.
      reach a climax or point of highest development;be the climax or point of highest development of
    • verb: culminate, 3rd person present: culminates, gerund or present participle: culminating, past tense: culminated, past participle: culminated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. reach a climax or point of highest development weeks of violence culminated in the brutal murder of a magistrate
    • be the climax or point of highest development of her book culminated a research project on the symmetry studies of Escher
    • 2. archaic (of a celestial body) reach or be at the meridian the star culminates at midnight on about the 30th April
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    • IPA[ˈkəlməˌnāt]

    美式

    • v.
      reach a climax or point of highest development: the tensions and disorders which culminated in World War II

    Oxford American Dictionary