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English Dictionary: crisis by the DICT Development Group
2 results for crisis
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
crisis
n
  1. an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty; "they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"
  2. a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something; "after the crisis the patient either dies or gets better"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Crisis \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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