• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a. & n Climacterical See Climacteric.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n climacterical Same as climacteric.
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  • Jean Baudrillard
    “Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.”


In literature:

All that he did know was that a climacteric in his life had been attained.
"Martin Eden" by Jack London
It was anti-climacteric, ridiculous, wonderful.
"The Breaking Point" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He is now three-and-thirty, which is the grand climacteric of a young drunkard.
"Isaac Bickerstaff" by Richard Steele
When he had finished, "You are," he says, "in one of your climacterics; however, you will get over it.
"Letters of Pliny" by Pliny
It was so strained, so stupendous a moment that it would quickly have become awkward and anti-climacteric but for the tact of Miss Sherwood.
"Children of the Whirlwind" by Leroy Scott
Independence Day, 1863, witnessed climacteric scenes in the war dramas, east and west.
"The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War" by Annie Heloise Abel
Lorenzo the Magnificent had been ruling Florence for many years and was then at the climacteric of his fame.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol X" by Various
He is now three and thirty, which is the grand climacteric of a young drunkard.
"The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant" by John Hamilton Moore
Time of life, usually between puberty and climacteric.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Sixteen of the women were climacteric cases, and 3 of them had sexual hallucinations or delusions.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis

In news:

For the year-long study, published in the Dec issue of the International Menopause Society's journal Climacteric, Italian researchers tracked 48 menopausal women who were experiencing troubling symptoms.