exhilaration

[ig-zil-uh-rey-shuhn]

noun

exhilarated condition or feeling.
the act of exhilarating.

Nearby words

  1. exhibitory,
  2. exhilarant,
  3. exhilarate,
  4. exhilarated,
  5. exhilarating,
  6. exhilarative,
  7. exhort,
  8. exhortation,
  9. exhortative,
  10. exhumation

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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