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[ig-zil-uh-rey-shuh n] /ɪgˌzɪl əˈreɪ ʃən/
exhilarated condition or feeling.
the act of exhilarating.
Origin of exhilaration
1615-25; < Late Latin exhilarātiōn- (stem of exhilarātiō). See exhilarate, -ion
1. animation, joyousness, jollity, hilarity. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The vibe in camp was one of excitement and exhilaration.
  • Allowed to cast themselves for great tragic roles, they were experiencing the exhilaration felt by great tragic actors.
  • For others, the exhilaration was tinged with tears, sadness and the melancholy of remembrance.
  • Most become believers once they feel the exhaustion and exhilaration simultaneously.
  • But the charm of her, all the innovations would match the experience and give you that exhilaration.
  • Chocolate continues to fuel daily fits of chemical-based exhilaration for sweet-toothed consumers around the world.
  • When the solace of time-tested conventions beats the exhilaration of newfangled conceits.
  • But among the populace at large the exhilaration of freedom may be fading.
  • If you can calm its temperamental ride, this board will launch you downhill in a blur of exhilaration and terror.
  • The exhilaration of being unaccountable and apart-from languishes.
Word Origin and History for exhilaration

1620s, from Late Latin exhilarationem (nominative exhilaratio), noun of action from past participle stem of exhilarare (see exhilarate).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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