exaltation

[eg-zawl-tey-shuhn, ek-sawl-]
noun
1.
the act of exalting.
2.
the state of being exalted.
3.
elation of mind or feeling, sometimes abnormal or morbid in character; rapture: mystical exaltation; euphoric exaltation.
4.
Chiefly British. a flight of larks.
5.
Astrology. the sign of the zodiac in which the most positive influence of a planet is expressed (opposed to fall ).
6.
Chemistry. (formerly) the process of subliming.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English exaltacioun < Latin exaltātiōn- (stem of exaltātiō). See exalt, -ation

hyperexaltation, noun
self-exaltation, noun
superexaltation, noun


3. exultation, transport, euphoria. See ecstasy.
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exaltation (ˌɛɡzɔːlˈteɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act of exalting or state of being exalted
2.  a feeling of intense well-being or exhilaration; elation; rapture
3.  a flock of larks

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exaltation
late 14c, from Fr. exaltation, from L. exaltationem, from exaltare (see exalt).
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Example sentences
AN ode is a kind of lyrical poem written to express exaltation and praise.
He approached this invisibility with a sort of exaltation.
Exaltation gives way to despair, which is replaced anew by exaltation.
Those locales are gorgeous, custom-made for exaltation by a lyrically inclined
  writer.
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