Crisis

Cri"sis

(kr?"s?s), n.;
pl. Crises (-sz).
[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.
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This hour's the very crisis of your fate.
Dryden.
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The very times of crisis for the fate of the country.
Brougham.
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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.
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Till some safe crisis authorize their skill.
Dryden.
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