Definition of climacterical in English:


Pronunciation /ˌklʌɪmakˈtɛrɪkl/


  • 1 rare Relating to or constituting a climacteric; = "climacteric"; especially relating to or constituting a grand climacteric.

    "climacterical year": = "climacteric year"; specifically the 63rd year of a person's life.

  • 2Critical, decisive; subject to significant or frequent changes.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Fortescue (d. 1602), translator and alleged sorcerer. From classical Latin clīmactēricus climacteric + -al.