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Meaning of CRISIS

Pronunciation:  'krIsis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
  2. [n]  an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
 

CRISIS is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: critical point, crossroads, Dunkirk, emergency, exigency, exigency, juncture, juncture, occasion, pinch, situation, state of affairs

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cri"sis\ (kr?"s?s), n.; pl. {Crises} (-s?z). [L. crisis,
Gr. ????, fr. ???? to separate. See {Certain}.]
1. The point of time when it is to be decided whether any
   affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or
   terminate; the decisive moment; the turning point.

         This hour's the very crisis of your fate. --Dryden.

         The very times of crisis for the fate of the
         country.                              --Brougham.

2. (Med.) That change in a disease which indicates whether
   the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a
   striking change of symptoms attended by an outward
   manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat.

         Till some safe crisis authorize their skill.
                                               --Dryden.

 
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