Definitions for "Culminate"
To reach its highest point of altitude; to come to the meridian; to be vertical or directly overhead.
To reach the highest point, as of rank, size, power, numbers, etc.
end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; "The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace"
Keywords:  summit, helmet, crest, rise, form
rise to, or form, a summit; "The helmet culminated in a crest"
Growing upward, as distinguished from a lateral growth; -- applied to the growth of corals.