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Designating or of a point at which a change in character, property, or condition is effected
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  1. Designating or of a point at which a change in character, property, or condition is effected
  2. Extremely important or essential:
  3. Designating or of important products or raw materials subject to increased production and restricted distribution under strict control, as in wartime
Necessary to continued existence or effectiveness:
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  1. Necessary to continued existence or effectiveness:
  2. Necessary to the continuation of life; life-sustaining:
  3. Extremely important; essential:
Having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position, etc.
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  1. Having, or acting as if having, power, authority, influence, high position, etc.
  2. Meaning a great deal; having much significance, consequence, or value
  3. Strongly affecting the course of events or the nature of things; significant:
Of great significance or entailing major change:
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  1. Of great significance or entailing major change:
  2. Forming or serving as an essential component of a system or structure; central:
  3. Most important; chief
  1. Insistent, earnest, or persistent.
  2. Demanding immediate attention; urgent:
  3. Persistent in request or demand; insistent
Relating to or characterized by criticism; reflecting careful analysis and judgment:
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  1. Relating to or characterized by criticism; reflecting careful analysis and judgment:
  2. Extremely important or essential:
  3. (Physics) Capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction:
Marked by promptness and decision.
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  1. Marked by promptness and decision.
  2. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
  3. Determining or closely affecting what comes next; critically important; crucial
Of, relating to, or serving as a pivot.
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  1. Of, relating to, or serving as a pivot.
  2. On which something turns or depends; central, crucial, critical, etc.
  3. Being of crucial importance; central, key.
Determining or able to determine an outcome:
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  1. Determining or able to determine an outcome:
Relating to or constituting a climax.
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  1. Relating to or constituting a climax.
  2. Of, constituting, or in the order of a climax
Of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence:
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  1. Of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence:
  2. Of great moment; very important
Momentous, significant, setting or sealing ones fate.
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  1. Momentous, significant, setting or sealing ones fate.
  2. Vitally affecting subsequent events; being of great consequence; momentous:
  3. Having important consequences; often, specif., bringing death or destruction
Of the greatest importance; crucial.
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  1. Of the greatest importance; crucial.
  2. Highly important; necessary; essential
Having or expressing a covert or nonverbal meaning; suggestive:
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  1. Having or expressing a covert or nonverbal meaning; suggestive:
  2. (Statistics) Of or relating to observations or occurrences that are too closely correlated to be attributed to chance and therefore indicate a systematic relationship.
  3. Important; momentous
(Medicine) Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown:
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  1. (Medicine) Of, relating to, or being a condition or a disease whose cause is unknown:
  2. (Biochemistry) Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be included in the diet:
  3. Fundamentally important or necessary:
Of or constituting a single source controlling all components of a system:
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  1. Of or constituting a single source controlling all components of a system:
  2. Of basic importance; essential or principal:
  3. Most important; main; basic; principal
Designating, of, or resulting from a process of manufacturing steel from high-phosphorus iron, in which the refining agent is a basic slag formed from a basic furnace lining and the addition of lime
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  1. Designating, of, or resulting from a process of manufacturing steel from high-phosphorus iron, in which the refining agent is a basic slag formed from a basic furnace lining and the addition of lime
  2. Of, being, or serving as a starting point or basis:
  3. Of, at, or forming a base; fundamental; essential
Afflicted by a disease exhibiting a rapid onset followed by a short, severe course:
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  1. Afflicted by a disease exhibiting a rapid onset followed by a short, severe course:
  2. Of great importance or consequence; critical:
  3. Very serious; critical; crucial
Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
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  1. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
  2. Causing great discomfort, damage, or distress:
  3. Extremely difficult to perform or endure; trying:
Compelling immediate action or attention; pressing.
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  1. Compelling immediate action or attention; pressing.
  2. Conveying a sense of pressing importance:
  3. Calling for haste, immediate action, etc.; grave; pressing
(Gram.) Designating or of the mood of a verb that expresses a command, strong request, or exhortation
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  1. (Gram.) Designating or of the mood of a verb that expresses a command, strong request, or exhortation
  2. Having the nature of, or indicating, power or authority; commanding
  3. Necessary or urgent:
  1. Requiring urgent attention.
  2. Urgently requiring attention:
  3. Irresistibly or keenly interesting, attractive, etc.; captivating
Abominable; reprehensible:
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  1. Abominable; reprehensible:
  2. That deserves rebuke or censure.
  3. That demands action or attention.
Having an acute angle:
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  1. Having an acute angle:
  2. Afflicted by a disease exhibiting a rapid onset followed by a short, severe course:
  3. Very serious; critical; crucial
Of or relating to a climacteric.
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  1. Of or relating to a climacteric.
  2. Of or resembling a climacteric; crucial
  3. Critical; crucial.
Undertaken out of extreme urgency or as a last resort:
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  1. Undertaken out of extreme urgency or as a last resort:
  2. Offering so little chance, as for improvement, as to cause despair; extremely dangerous or serious
  3. Nearly hopeless; critical:
Calling for quick action; urgent
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  1. Calling for quick action; urgent
  2. Arousing terror or causing extreme distress; dreadful; terrible
  3. Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous:
Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
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  1. Serving to put an end to doubt, question, or uncertainty; decisive:
  2. That settles a question; final; decisive
Determining or able to determine an outcome:
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  1. Determining or able to determine an outcome:
Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
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  1. Having the power or quality of deciding a question or controversy; putting an end to contest or controversy; final; conclusive.
  2. Settling a matter or conflict; conclusive:
  3. Marked by promptness and decision.
Determining (deciding) something.
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  1. Determining (deciding) something.
  2. Able or serving to determine:
  3. Determining or serving to determine
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