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Pronunciation:  ig'zilu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"

EXHILARATE is a 10 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: beatify, exalt, inebriate, thrill
 See Also: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Ex*hil"a*rate\, v. i.
    To become joyous. [R.] --Bacon.
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