[n] the moment of most intense pleasure in sexual intercourse
[n] the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
[n] arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
[n] the highest point of anything conceived of as growing or developing or unfolding; "the climax of the artist's career"; "in the flood tide of his success"
[n] the most severe stage of a disease
[v] end, esp. to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"