euphoric

[yoo-fawr-ik, -for-]
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adjective
  1. intensely happy or confident: She was euphoric when she received the Oscar.
  2. Psychology. in a state of happy and confident well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.

Origin of euphoric

Related formseu·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for euphoric
adj.

1888, with reference to hashish, from euphoria + -ic. The noun meaning "a drug which causes euphoria" is from 1934.

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