Origin of exuberate

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Latin word exūberātus. See exuberant, -ate1
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Historical Examples of exuberates

  • This air is like the cocktail that exuberates but does not intoxicate!

  • Work is a tonic which exuberates mentally, morally, and physically the man who wisely adjusts himself to it.

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British Dictionary definitions for exuberates


verb (intr) rare
  1. to be exuberant
  2. to abound or grow in profusion

Word Origin for exuberate

C15: from Latin exūberāre to be abundant; see exuberant
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