Variant of crisis
- the turning point of a disease for better or worse, esp. a sudden recovery
- an intensely painful attack of a disease; paroxysm
- a turning point in the course of anything; decisive or crucial time, stage, or event
- a time of great danger or trouble, often one which threatens to result in unpleasant consequences: an economic crisis
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek krisis ; from krinein, to separate, discern ; from Indo-European an unverified form (s)krei-, to sift, separate ; from base an unverified form (s)ker-, to cut from source shear, Classical Latin cernere, to separate, German rein, pure
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