Definition of paracme in English:


Pronunciation /pəˈrakmi/


  • A point or period at which the prime or highest vigour is past; (in early use) specifically the point when the crisis of a fever is past.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From Hellenistic Greek παρακμή the point at which the prime or strength is past from ancient Greek παρα- + ἀκμή.