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exhilarant

[ig-zil-er-uh nt] /ɪgˈzɪl ər ənt/
adjective
noun
2.
something that exhilarates.
Origin of exhilarant
1795-1805
1795-1805; < Latin exhilarant- (stem of exhilarāns), present participle of exhilarāre to gladden. See exhilarate, -ant
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  • For months it had haunted him in his idle moments, inspiring him with vague and exhilarant emotions.

    The Gray Phantom Herman Landon
  • Belief which is never oxygenated by open confession can never nourish the soul into vigorous and exhilarant health.

  • Certainly ill-fortune must have befallen some one to make the good man so exhilarant.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • I take the wildering whirl, enjoyment's keenest pain, Enamored hate, exhilarant disdain.

    Faust Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • The exhilarant air gives ecstasy to body, the new visions intensity of feeling to soul.

    Among the Forces Henry White Warren
British Dictionary definitions for exhilarant

exhilarant

/ɪɡˈzɪlərənt/
adjective
1.
exhilarating; invigorating
noun
2.
something that exhilarates
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