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Definition of exhilarate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

exhilarate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they exhilarate
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪt//
 
he / she / it exhilarates
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪts//
 
past simple exhilarated
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪd//
 
past participle exhilarated
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪd//
 
-ing form exhilarating
BrE BrE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɪɡˈzɪləreɪtɪŋ//
 
Excitement, Happiness
 
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exhilarate somebody to make somebody feel very happy and excited Speed had always exhilarated him. See related entries: Excitement, Happiness Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from Latin exhilarat- ‘made cheerful’, from the verb exhilarare, from ex- (expressing inducement of a state) + hilaris ‘cheerful’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: exhilarate