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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cul·mi·nate /ˈkʌlməˌnet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cul·mi·nate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Culminated p. pr. & vb. n. Culminating (-nā`tĭng.]
 1. To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.
 As when his beams at noon
 Culminate from the equator.   --Milton.
 2. To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.
    The reptile race culminated in the secondary era.   --Dana.
    The house of Burgundy was rapidly culminating.   --Motley.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cul·mi·nate a. Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- applied to the growth of corals.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The
           meeting culminated in a tearful embrace" [syn: climax]
      2: bring to a head or to the highest point; "Seurat culminated
      3: reach the highest or most decisive point
      4: of a celestial body: reach its highest altitude or the
      5: rise to, or form, a summit; "The helmet culminated in a