Definition of paracme in US English:

paracme

noun

  • 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.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

paracme

/pəˈrakmi/