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euphoria

[yoo-fawr-ee-uh, -fohr-] /yuˈfɔr i ə, -ˈfoʊr-/
noun
1.
a state of intense happiness and self-confidence:
She was flooded with euphoria as she went to the podium to receive her Student Research Award.
2.
Psychology. a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < New Latin < Greek euphoría state of well-being. See eu-, -phore, -ia
Related forms
euphoric
[yoo-fawr-ik, -for-] /yuˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
euphorically, adverb

euphoric

[yoo-fawr-ik, -for-] /yuˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/
adjective
1.
intensely happy or confident:
She was euphoric when she received the Oscar.
2.
Psychology. in a state of happy and confident well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.
Origin
Related forms
euphorically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for euphorically

euphoria

/juːˈfɔːrɪə/
noun
1.
a feeling of great elation, esp when exaggerated
Derived Forms
euphoric (juːˈfɒrɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: good ability to endure, from eu- + pherein to bear
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Word Origin and History for euphorically

euphoria

n.

1727, a physician's term for "condition of feeling healthy and comfortable (especially when sick)," medical Latin, from Greek euphoria "power of enduring easily," from euphoros, literally "bearing well," from eu "well" (see eu-) + pherein "to carry" (see infer). Non-technical use, now the main one, dates to 1882 and is perhaps a reintroduction.

euphoric

adj.

1888, with reference to hashish, from euphoria + -ic. The noun meaning "a drug which causes euphoria" is from 1934.

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euphorically in Medicine

euphoria eu·pho·ri·a (yōō-fôr'ē-ə)
n.
A feeling of great happiness or well-being, commonly exaggerated and not necessarily well founded.

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