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Pronunciation:  ig`zilu'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the feeling of lively and cheerful joy; "he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed"

EXHILARATION is a 12 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: excitement
 See Also: bang, boot, charge, flush, intoxication, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, kick, rush, thrill, titillation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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