Pronunciation: (u-poth"ē-ō'sis, ap"u-thē'u-sis), [key]
—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.
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