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exhilarate

ex·hil·a·rate

exhilarate

 
pronunciation:
ihk sI l reIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: exhilarated, exhilarates, exhilarating
definition 1: to invigorate or stimulate greatly.
The brisk mountain air exhilarated the hikers.
synonyms:
invigorate
antonyms:
bore, enervate
similar words:
animate, electrify, energize, enthuse, intoxicate, pep up, stimulate, thrill, vitalize
definition 2: to make extremely cheerful; gladden greatly.
Scoring the tying goal exhilarated the team.
synonyms:
elate, thrill
antonyms:
deject, depress, dishearten
similar words:
brighten, cheer up, delight, gladden, uplift
derivations: exhilarated (adj.), exhilarating (adj.), exhilarator (n.)
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