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



    BrE BrE//ˌeɡzɔːlˈteɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌeɡzɔːlˈteɪʃn//
    [uncountable] (formal)
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  1. 1a feeling of very great joy or happiness a moment of extreme joy and exaltation
  2. 2an act of raising something/somebody to a high position or rank the exaltation of emotion above logical reasoning
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘the action of raising high’): from late Latin exaltatio(n-), from Latin exaltare ‘raise aloft’, from ex- ‘out, upward’ + altus ‘high’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exaltation