Ex*hil"a*rate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Exhilarated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Exilarating.] [L. exhilaratus, p.p. of exhilarare to gladden; ex out + hilarare to make merry, hilaris merry, cheerful. See Hilarious.]

To make merry or jolly; to enliven; to animate; to gladden greatly; to cheer; as, good news exhilarates the mind; wine exhilarates a man.

 

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Ex*hil"a*rate, v. i.

To become joyous.

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