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 for Apotheoses
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Apotheosis \Ap`o*the"o*sis\ ([a^]p`[-o]*th[=e]"[-o]*s[i^]s;
     277), n. pl. Apotheoses ([a^]p`[-o]*th[=e]"[-o]*s[=e]z).
     [L., fr. Gr. 'apoqe`wsis, fr. 'apoqewy^n to deify; 'apo` from
     + qewy^n to deify, qeo`s a god.]
     1. The act of elevating a mortal to the rank of, and placing
        him among, "the gods;" deification.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Glorification; exaltation. "The apotheosis of chivalry."
        --Prescott. "The noisy apotheosis of liberty and
        machinery." --F. Harrison.
        [1913 Webster]

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