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exaltation

[eg-zawl-tey-shuh n, ek-sawl-] /ˌɛg zɔlˈteɪ ʃən, ˌɛk sɔl-/
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
1350-1400; Middle English exaltacioun < Latin exaltātiōn- (stem of exaltātiō). See exalt, -ation
Related forms
hyperexaltation, noun
self-exaltation, noun
superexaltation, noun
Synonyms
3. exultation, transport, euphoria. See ecstasy.
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British Dictionary definitions for self exaltation

exaltation

/ˌɛɡzɔːlˈteɪʃən/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for self exaltation

exaltation

n.

late 14c, from Old French exaltacion "enhancement, elevation," from Latin exaltationem (nominative exaltatio) "elevation, pride," from exaltare (see exalt).

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