2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Crisis \Cri"sis\ (kr?"s?s), noun; 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



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"

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