[ig-zil-er-uh nt]
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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
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Historical Examples of exhilarant

  • Belief which is never oxygenated by open confession can never nourish the soul into vigorous and exhilarant health.

  • The exhilarant air gives ecstasy to body, the new visions intensity of feeling to soul.

    Among the Forces

    Henry White Warren

  • For months it had haunted him in his idle moments, inspiring him with vague and exhilarant emotions.

    The Gray Phantom

    Herman Landon

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


    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

  • Certainly ill-fortune must have befallen some one to make the good man so exhilarant.

British Dictionary definitions for exhilarant


  1. exhilarating; invigorating
  1. something that exhilarates
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