exhilaration

[ ig-zil-uh-rey-shuhn ]
/ ɪgˌzɪl əˈreɪ ʃən /

noun

exhilarated condition or feeling.
the act of exhilarating.

Origin of exhilaration

First recorded in 1615–25, exhilaration is from the Late Latin word exhilarātiōn- (stem of exhilarātiō). See exhilarate, -ion
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Word Origin and History for exhilaration

exhilaration


n.

1620s, from Late Latin exhilarationem (nominative exhilaratio), noun of action from past participle stem of exhilarare (see exhilarate).

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