Webster 1913 Edition
crisis, Gr. [GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK], fr. [GREEK][GREEK][GREEK][GREEK] to separate. See
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.
This hour’s the very
crisisof your fate.
The very times of
crisisfor the fate of the country.
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.
Till some safe
crisisauthorize their skill.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.In medical science, the change of a disease which indicates its event; that change which indicates recovery or death. It is sometimes used to designate the excretion of something noxious from the body, or of the noxious fluids in a fever.
2.The decisive state of things, or the point of time when an affair is arrive to its highth, and must soon terminate or suffer a material change.
This hours the very crisis of your fate.