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culminate

英 ['kʌlmɪneɪt] 美['kʌlmɪnet]
  • vi. 到绝顶;达到高潮;达到顶点
  • vt. 使结束;使达到高潮

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词态变化


第三人称单数: culminates;过去式: culminated;过去分词: culminated;现在分词: culminating;

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1. excel / excellent => cell- / -cel "rise, be high, rise high" (Latin cellere (pp. celsus) "rise, be high"), cognate with Latin collis "hill", English hill, column, culminate.
2. => hill, cul- "hill, top, peak, summit", col- "pillar, column, projecting object".
3. => cul- + -men- / -min- "passive suffix" => culmen / culmin- "hill, top, peak, summit".
4. Latin culmen (genitive culminis) "top, peak, summit".
5. => col- + -umn (-omen-在此单词中的变体) (与单词 alumnus 类同,进行对照理解和记忆) => column "pillar, column, projecting object".
6. culmin- "hill, top, peak, summit" + -ate => culminate.

中文词源


culminate 终结

来自拉丁语culmen,顶点,词源同hill,column.

英文词源


culminate (v.)
1640s, from Late Latin culminatus past participle of culminare "to top, to crown," from Latin culmen (genitive culminis) "top, peak, summit, roof, gable," also used figuratively, contraction of columen (see column). Related: Culminated; culminating.

双语例句


1. Giles set in motion a train of events which would culminate in tragedy.
贾尔斯触发了随后的一系列事件,这些事件最终将以悲剧收场。

来自柯林斯例句

2. The celebration of the centenary will culminate with a dinner on November 20.
百年庆典活动将在11月20日的宴会中宣告结束。

来自柯林斯例句

3. The celebration of the centenary will culminate with a dinner.
百年庆典活动将在宴会中宣告结束。

来自辞典例句

4. They all culminate in these four sections.
它们全部可以归于这4方面.

来自辞典例句