verb, intransitive
1.a. To reach the highest point or degree; climax: habitual antagonism that culminated in open hostility. b. To come to completion; end: Years of waiting culminated in a tearful reunion.
2.Astronomy. To reach the highest point above an observer's horizon. Used of stars and other celestial bodies.

verb, transitive
To bring to the point of greatest intensity or to completion; climax: The ceremony culminated a long week of preparation.

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