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euphoria

[yoo-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-]
noun
  1. a state of intense happiness and self-confidence: She was flooded with euphoria as she went to the podium to receive her Student Research Award.
  2. Psychology. a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.
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Origin of euphoria

1880–85; < New Latin < Greek euphoría state of well-being. See eu-, -phore, -ia
Related formseu·phor·ic [yoo-fawr-ik, -for-] /yuˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, adjectiveeu·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb

euphoric

[yoo-fawr-ik, -for-]
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.
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Origin of euphoric

Related formseu·phor·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for euphorically

euphoria

noun
  1. a feeling of great elation, esp when exaggerated
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Derived Formseuphoric (juːˈfɒrɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Greek: good ability to endure, from eu- + pherein to bear
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Word Origin and History for euphorically

euphoria

n.

1727, a physician's term for "condition of feeling healthy and comfortable (especially when sick)," medical Latin, from Greek euphoria "power of enduring easily," from euphoros, literally "bearing well," from eu "well" (see eu-) + pherein "to carry" (see infer). Non-technical use, now the main one, dates to 1882 and is perhaps a reintroduction.

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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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euphorically in Medicine

euphoria

(yōō-fôrē-ə)
n.
  1. A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded.
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