Definition of elation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//iˈleɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//iˈleɪʃn//
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a feeling of great happiness and excitement She felt a great sense of elation as she started on the journey. She showed her elation at having finally achieved her ambition. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French elacion, from Latin elat- ‘raised’, from the verb efferre, from ex- ‘out, from’ + ferre ‘to bear’.
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