verb (used with object), ex·hil·a·rat·ed, ex·hil·a·rat·ing.
Origin of exhilarate
Examples from the Web for exhilarating
What was something that funny and exhilarating that I have experienced?'The Giver' Star Brenton Thwaites Knows You Think He's Too Old to Play Jonas|Kevin Fallon|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Watching the American support in the stands has been almost as exhilarating as watching the play.Portland Is Ground Zero for the Best Women’s Soccer in the World|Evelyn Shoop|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Still, when it comes to neutrinos, the stakes are exhilarating: Why does the sun shine?
Unlike the Transformers films, the battle scenes are exhilarating and satisfyingly rendered.Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pacific Rim’ Is a Total Blast|Marlow Stern|July 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His ability to craft an exhilarating rave of a film was equally matched by his stinging zingers.
Their unexpected meeting in Paris, was as exhilarating pleasure to both, and for the next week or so they were inseparable.Graustark|George Barr McCutcheon
Sure of his power, and using all the art of the Mabile, he gave himself up to two hours of most exhilarating pastime.
I can understand a sponge bath being a novelty the first time and exhilarating the second and third.Certain Personal Matters|H. G. Wells
They had been days of fine weather, brilliantly clear autumn days of blue sky and exhilarating air.The Nebuly Coat|John Meade Falkner
A hundred afternoons on Atuona Bay I spent in this exhilarating pastime.White Shadows in the South Seas|Frederick O'Brien
Word Origin for exhilarate
1530s, from Latin exhilaratus "cheerful, merry," past participle of exhilarare "gladden, cheer," from ex- "thoroughly" (see ex-) + hilarare "make cheerful," from hilarus "cheerful" (see hilarity). Related: Exhilarated; exhilarating.