Ex*hil`a*ra"tion (?), n. [L., exhilaratio.]

1.

The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad or cheerful; a gladdening.

2.

The state of being enlivened or cheerful.

Exhilaration hath some affinity with joy, though it be a much lighter motion. Bacon.

Syn. -- Animation; joyousness; gladness; cheerfulness; gayety; hilarity; merriment; jollity.

 

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