Exhilarate meaning

ĭg-zĭl'ə-rāt'
To invigorate; stimulate.

Bold designs that exhilarate the viewer's imagination.

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To cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; elate.

We were exhilarated by the cool, pine-scented air.

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(archaic) To make happy, cheer up; to gladden.

Good news exhilarates the mind; wine exhilarates the drinker.

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To bring new life to.
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To exhilarate is defined as to energize, excite or make happy.

An example of to exhilarate is jumping into a cold swimming pool.

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To make cheerful, merry, or lively.
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To invigorate or stimulate.
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Origin of exhilarate

  • Latin exhilarāre exhilarāt- ex- intensive pref. ex– hilarāre to make cheerful (from hilaris, hilarus cheerful) (from Greek hilaros)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin exhilarare (“to gladden, make merry, delight”), from ex (“from”) + hilarare (“to cheer up, gladden”), from hilaris (“glad”).
    From Wiktionary