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exhilarative

[ ig-zil-uh-rey-tiv, -er-uh-tiv ]
/ ɪgˈzɪl əˌreɪ tɪv, -ər ə tɪv /
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adjective
tending to exhilarate.
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Also ex·hil·a·ra·to·ry [ig-zil-er-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]. /ɪgˈzɪl ər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of exhilarative

First recorded in 1860–65; exhilarate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM exhilarative

un·ex·hil·a·ra·tive, adjective
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How to use exhilarative in a sentence

  • We must make them take more exercise; we must find out some lively exhilarative exercise for them.

    The Home|Fredrika Bremer
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