Ex*hil`a*ra"tion (?), n. [L., exhilaratio.]
The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad or cheerful; a gladdening.
The state of being enlivened or cheerful.
Exhilaration hath some affinity with joy, though it be a much lighter motion.
Syn. -- Animation; joyousness; gladness; cheerfulness; gayety; hilarity; merriment; jollity.
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