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Verb: culminate  'kúl-mu,neyt
  1. End, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace";
    - climax
     
  2. Bring to a head or to the highest point
    "Seurat culminated pointillism"
     
  3. Reach the highest or most decisive point
     
  4. Reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body
     
  5. Rise to, or form, a summit
    "The helmet culminated in a crest"

Derived forms: culminating, culminates, culminated

Type of: accomplish, achieve, arrive at, attain, cease, end, finish, form, gain, hit, make, reach, stop, terminate