An economic crisis.
An example of a crisis is when the actions to combat a disease start to lessen the impact of the disease.
An example of a crisis is when your house is flooding due to the rains from a hurricane.
Origin of crisis
- Middle English from Latin judgment from Greek krisis from krīnein to separate, judge krei- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek κρίσις (krisis, “a separating, power of distinguishing, decision, choice, election, judgment, dispute”), from κρίνω (krinō, “pick out, choose, decide, judge”)