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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Culminate  \Cul"mi*nate\  (k[u^]l"m[i^]*n[=a]t),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p. 
  p.  {Culminated}  (-n[=a]`t[eucr]d);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Culminating}  (-n[=a]`t[i^]ng.]  [L.  cuimen  top  or  ridge.  See 
  {Column}.] 
  1.  To  reach  its  highest  point  of  altitude;  to  come  to  the 
  meridian;  to  be  vertical  or  directly  overhead. 
 
  As  when  his  beams  at  noon  Culminate  from  the 
  equator.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  reach  the  highest  point,  as  of  rank,  size,  power, 
  numbers,  etc 
 
  The  reptile  race  culminated  in  the  secondary  era. 
  --Dana. 
 
  The  house  of  Burgundy  was  rapidly  culminating. 
  --Motley. 




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