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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crisis \Cri"sis\ (kr?"s?s), n.; pl. Crises (-s?z). [L. crisis, Gr. ????, fr. ???? to separate. See Certain.] 1. The point of time when it is to be decided whether any affair or course of action must go on, or be modified or terminate; the decisive moment; the turning point. [1913 Webster] This hour's the very crisis of your fate. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] The very times of crisis for the fate of the country. --Brougham. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) That change in a disease which indicates whether the result is to be recovery or death; sometimes, also, a striking change of symptoms attended by an outward manifestation, as by an eruption or sweat. [1913 Webster] Till some safe crisis authorize their skill. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]