One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
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