- n. 危机；危险期；决定性时刻
- adj. 危机的；用于处理危机的
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1. "turning point in a disease" 病情的转折点。
PIE*krei, 区分，筛选，词源同crime, critic. 进一步来自PIE*sker, 砍，劈，词源同shear,carnal. 引申义区分，选择，危机。
- crisis (n.)
- early 15c., from Latinized form of Greek krisis "turning point in a disease" (used as such by Hippocrates and Galen), literally "judgment, result of a trial, selection," from krinein "to separate, decide, judge," from PIE root *krei- "to sieve, discriminate, distinguish" (cognates: Greek krinesthai "to explain;" Old English hriddel "sieve;" Latin cribrum "sieve," crimen "judgment, crime," cernere (past participle cretus) "to sift, separate;" Old Irish criathar, Old Welsh cruitr "sieve;" Middle Irish crich "border, boundary"). Transferred non-medical sense is 1620s in English. A German term for "mid-life crisis" is Torschlusspanik, literally "shut-door-panic," fear of being on the wrong side of a closing gate.
- 1. The Kremlin is still insisting on a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
- 2. An end to the crisis seems a long way off.
- 3. The government is taking emergency action to deal with a housing crisis.
- 4. The Government is doing nothing to intervene in the crisis.
- 5. The state government has lurched from one budget crisis to another.
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