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euphoria

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noun eu·pho·ria \yü-ˈfȯr-ē-ə\

Simple Definition of euphoria

  • : a feeling of great happiness and excitement

Full Definition of euphoria

  1. :  a feeling of well-being or elation

eu·phor·ic play \-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\ adjective
eu·phor·i·cal·ly play \-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


Medical Dictionary

euphoria

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noun eu·pho·ria \yu̇-ˈfōr-ē-ə, -ˈfȯr-\

Medical Definition of euphoria

  1. :  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

  2. eu·phor·ic \-ˈfȯr-ik, -ˈfär-\play adjective
    eu·phor·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb





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