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crisis

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From Ancient Greek κρίσις (krísis, a separating, power of distinguishing, decision, choice, election, judgment, dispute), from κρίνω (krínō, pick out, choose, decide, judge)

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crisis (plural crises)

  1. A crucial or decisive point or situation; a turning point.
  2. An unstable situation, in political, social, economic or military affairs, especially one involving an impending abrupt change.
  3. A sudden change in the course of a disease, usually at which the patient is expected to recover or die.
  4. (psychology) A traumatic or stressful change in a person's life.
  5. (drama) A point in a drama at which a conflict reaches a peak before being resolved.

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crisis f (plural crisis)

  1. crisis

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crisis

  1. plural form of crisi

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crisis f (plural crises or crisissen, diminutive crisisje n)

  1. crisis
  2. financial crisis

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crisis f (plural crisis)

  1. A crisis
  2. An attack; fit

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