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noun eu·pho·ria \yü-ˈfr-ē-ə\

: a feeling of great happiness and excitement

Full Definition of EUPHORIA

:  a feeling of well-being or elation
eu·phor·ic \-ˈfr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective
eu·phor·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of EUPHORIA

  1. The initial euphoria following their victory in the election has now subsided.
  2. The drug produces intense feelings of euphoria.

Origin of EUPHORIA

New Latin, from Greek, from euphoros healthy, from eu- + pherein to bear — more at bear
First Known Use: circa 1751

Other Psychology Terms

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Medical Dictionary


noun eu·pho·ria \y-ˈfōr-ē-ə, -ˈfr-\

Medical Definition of EUPHORIA

:  a feeling of well-being or elation; especially :  one that is groundless, disproportionate to its cause, or inappropriate to one's life situation—compare dysphoria
eu·phor·ic \-ˈfr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective
eu·phor·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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