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  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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