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Pronunciation: /kylmine/

Translation of culminer in English:

verbe intransitif

  • 1 (Géographie) (sommet, massif) culminer au-dessus de quelque chose
    to tower above something
    l'Everest culmine à 8 848 mètres
    Everest reaches 8,848 metres (anglais britannique) at its peak
    les Alpes françaises culminent au mont Blanc
    Mont Blanc is the highest peak in the French Alps
  • 2
    [figuré] (inflation, chômage)
    to reach its peak, to peak
    (fureur, crise, carrière)
    to reach its height ou peak
    (soirée, festival)
    to reach its climax
    l'inflation a culminé à 5% en mai
    inflation peaked at 5% in May
  • 3 (Astronomie)
    to reach culmination
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