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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Crisis


CRISIS, noun plural [Gr. Latin , to separate, to determine, to decide. See Crime.]

1. In medical science, the change of a disease which indicates its event; that change which indicates recovery or death. It is sometimes used to designate the excretion of something noxious from the body, or of the noxious fluids in a fever.

2. The decisive state of things, or the point of time when an affair is arrive to its highth, and must soon terminate or suffer a material change.

This hours the very crisis of your fate.