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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Greek, from apotheoun 'to make into a god', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + theos 'god'

apotheosis

noun
     
a‧poth‧e‧o‧sis [singular] formal
1 the best and most perfect example of something
apotheosis of
the apotheosis of romantic art
2 the best or highest point in someone's life or job [= apex]
apotheosis of
the apotheosis of his career

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