[ ig-zil-er-uhnt ]
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  1. something that exhilarates.

Origin of exhilarant

1795–1805; <Latin exhilarant- (stem of exhilarāns), present participle of exhilarāre to gladden. See exhilarate, -ant

Words Nearby exhilarant

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How to use exhilarant in a sentence

  • In L.A., the really exhilarant cooking was bubbling up from the bottom, not trickling down from the top.

  • I take the wildering whirl, enjoyment's keenest pain, Enamored hate, exhilarant disdain.

    Faust | Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Certainly ill-fortune must have befallen some one to make the good man so exhilarant.

    Paul Prescott's Charge | Horatio Alger
  • For months it had haunted him in his idle moments, inspiring him with vague and exhilarant emotions.

    The Gray Phantom | Herman Landon
  • And surely that is the best deliverance in all affliction, to be made so spiritually exhilarant that we can rise above it.

British Dictionary definitions for exhilarant


/ (ɪɡˈzɪlərənt) /

  1. exhilarating; invigorating

  1. something that exhilarates

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