cris-, crit-, cri-

(Greek: to separate; a separating, putting apart; a decision, decide; to judge)

oneirocritic, onirocritic
1. A judge or interpreter of dreams.
2. The art of interpreting dreams; oneirocriticism.
oneirocriticism, onirocriticism
The art of interpreting dreams.
salt-losing crisis
Acute vomiting, dehydration, hypertension, and sudden death as a result of the acute loss of sodium which may be caused by adrenal hyperplasia, salt-losing nephritis, or gastrointestinal disease.
Criticism of oneself.
1. Highly critical or judgmental.
2. Of, pertaining to, or designating a fluid at a temperature and pressure greater than its critical temperature and pressure.

Water normally boils as temperature rises, but if both pressure and temperature push up beyond a certain critical point, the gas and liquid phases merge into a supercritical fluid that is denser than steam but lighter than liquid water

Supercritical water is especially effective at leaching metals and other nutrients out of rock. Some, such as sulphur, provide energy for the organisms that live around vents, which have no light to start a food chain; also iron is essential for the growth of plankton.

—Based on information from
"Deep in the ocean something stirred"; by Catherine Brahic;
New Scientist; August 9, 2008; page 14.
thyroid crisis
A complication that may take place after thyroidectomy, or before or during other surgical procedures where even mild hyperthyroidism is present.

It is characterized by tachycardia (fast-heart beat), a high temperature, nervousness, and occasionally delirium.

true crisis
A temperature drop accompanied by a fall in the pulse rate.
Not critical; lacking in judgement; not addicted to criticism.