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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Apotheosis \Ap`o*the"o*sis\ ([a^]p`[-o]*th[=e]"[-o]*s[i^]s; 277), n. pl. Apotheoses ([a^]p`[-o]*th[=e]"[-o]*s[=e]z). [L., fr. Gr. 'apoqe`wsis, fr. 'apoqewy^n to deify; 'apo` from + qewy^n to deify, qeo`s a god.] 1. The act of elevating a mortal to the rank of, and placing him among, "the gods;" deification. [1913 Webster] 2. Glorification; exaltation. "The apotheosis of chivalry." --Prescott. "The noisy apotheosis of liberty and machinery." --F. Harrison. [1913 Webster]