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crisis

División en sílabas: cri·sis
Pronunciación: /ˈkrīsis
 
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Definición de crisis en inglés:

sustantivo (plural crises /-ˌsēz/)

1A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger: the current economic crisis a family in crisis a crisis of semiliteracy among high school graduates
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I also have a good job and salary, which is enough to feed an entire family during the economic crisis.
  • But there is a very realistic danger that a cash crisis could trip them up on the way to the altar.
  • Generally the more extreme the economic crisis, the larger the war tends to be.
Sinónimos
emergency, disaster, catastrophe, calamity;
predicament, plight, mess, trouble, dire straits, difficulty, extremity
1.1A time when a difficult or important decision must be made: [as modifier]: a crisis point of history
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The decision expresses differences and conflicts that have reached a crisis point.
  • Dr Williams' decision to call the crisis meeting places his authority on the line as never before.
  • By 1595, a crisis point had been reached and the so-called Nine Years War was under way.
Sinónimos
critical point, turning point, crossroads, watershed, head, moment of truth, zero hour, point of no return, Rubicon, doomsday
informal crunch
Medicine climacteric
1.2The turning point of a disease when an important change takes place, indicating either recovery or death.
Example sentences
  • Another challenge is dealing with exacerbation or crises in the disease when the antibody titer reaches very high levels.
  • Dr. Tilden said that diseases were crises of toxemia.
  • The literature indicates that hypertensive and hyperthermic crises may occur when high doses are given.

Origen

late Middle English (denoting the turning point of a disease): medical Latin, from Greek krisis 'decision', from krinein 'decide'. The general sense 'decisive point' dates from the early 17th century.

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