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exhilaration

[ig-zil-uh-rey-shuh n] /ɪgˌzɪl əˈreɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
exhilarated condition or feeling.
2.
the act of exhilarating.
Origin of exhilaration
1615-1625
1615-25; < Late Latin exhilarātiōn- (stem of exhilarātiō). See exhilarate, -ion
Synonyms
1. animation, joyousness, jollity, hilarity.
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n.

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

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