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English noun: crisis

1. crisis (state) an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty


SamplesThey went bankrupt during the economic crisis.


Broader (hypernym)situation


Narrower (hyponym)critical point, crossroads, depression, Dunkirk, economic crisis, exigency, juncture, slump


Attributecritical, noncritical, noncrucial

2. crisis (event) a crucial stage or turning point in the course of something


SamplesAfter the crisis the patient either dies or gets better.


Broader (hypernym)juncture, occasion


Narrower (hyponym)emergency, exigency, pinch









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