Exhilarate



[ig-zil-uh-reyt] /ɪgˈzɪl əˌreɪt/

verb (used with object), exhilarated, exhilarating.
1.
to enliven; invigorate; stimulate:
The cold weather exhilarated the walkers.
2.
to make cheerful or merry.
/ɪɡˈzɪləˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make lively and cheerful; gladden; elate
v.

1530s, from Latin exhilaratus “cheerful, merry,” past participle of exhilarare “gladden, cheer,” from ex- “thoroughly” (see ex-) + hilarare “make cheerful,” from hilarus “cheerful” (see hilarity). Related: Exhilarated; exhilarating.

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