Crisis

Definition of Crisis

Cri´sis   Pronunciation: kr?´s?s
n.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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