exhilarate v : fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success" [syn: inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify]
- Latin ex, "from" + "hilarare", "to cheer up".
- To be refreshingly thrilled.
- To bring new life to.
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