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a•poth•e•o•sis



Pronunciation: (u-poth"ē-ō'sis, ap"u-thē'u-sis), [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz, -sēz"). [key]

1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god.
2. the ideal example; epitome; quintessence: This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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