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

 

euphoria

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//juːˈfɔːriə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//juːˈfɔːriə//
 
[uncountable]
 
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an extremely strong feeling of happiness and excitement that usually lasts only a short time I was in a state of euphoria all day. Euphoria soon gave way to despair. The government’s current euphoria over the exchange rate is unlikely to last. Word Origin late 17th cent. (denoting ‘well-being produced in a sick person by the use of drugs’): modern Latin, from Greek, from euphoros ‘borne well, healthy’, from eu ‘well’ + pherein ‘to bear’.Extra examples By then, the euphoria over the fall of the Berlin Wall had evaporated. The news sparked a wave of euphoria across the country. These substances produce euphoria when taken in small doses. after the initial euphoria the euphoria of victory the euphoria we all felt when they were finally defeated The government’s current euphoria over the exchange rate is unlikely to last.
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