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Examples of euphoria in a Sentence
The initial euphoria following their victory in the election has now subsided.
The drug produces intense feelings of euphoria.
Recent Examples of euphoria from the Web
Start simple People new to the markets often try to emulate another person’s investment strategy, which can produce the euphoria of a quick buck or the despair of losing money.
Ecstasy has long been a favorite at trance parties and raves because of its unique ability to flood users with intense feelings of euphoria.
Advocate Sherman Pharmacy Clinical Manager Paul Drahos said that Dilaudid is up to ten times more potent than morphine and provides a mild euphoria to those taking it.
The euphoria of the school’s move to the SEC and Manziel’s Heisman had carried through 2013.
So the euphoria of a potential windfall may be short lived for those PaddyPower bettors, most of whom are unlikely to be Americans.
Called Molly, the drug is a form of Ecstasy or MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine) and sought after for its ability to create euphoria and heightened sensations in users.
Unnatural Happiness/Euphoria Heroin users like the drug due to its ability to invoke feelings of pleasure and euphoria.
Opioid medications bind to the areas of the brain that control pain and emotions, driving up levels of the feel-good hormone dopamine in the brain's reward areas and producing an intense feeling of euphoria.
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euphoria Has Greek Roots
Health and happiness are often linked, sometimes even in etymologies. Nowadays "euphoria" generally refers to happiness, but it derives from "euphoros," a Greek word that means "healthy." Given that root, it's not surprising that in its original English uses, it was a medical term. A 1706 quotation shows how doctors used it then: "'Euphoria,' the well bearing of the Operation of a Medicine, i.e. when the Patient finds himself eas'd or reliev'd by it." Modern physicians still use the term, but they aren't likely to prescribe something that will cause it. In contemporary medicine, "euphoria" describes abnormal or inappropriate feelings such as those caused by an illegal drug or an illness.
Synonymscloud nine, elatedness, elation, ecstasy, exhilaration, heaven, high, intoxication, paradise, rapture, rhapsody, seventh heaven, swoon, transport
Related Wordsexaltation; blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, delight, enchantment, felicity, gladness, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, pleasure; reverie, trance; inspiration; fervor, frenzy, madness, passion; cheer, cheerfulness, exuberance, gaiety (also gayety), glee, gleefulness, jubilance, jubilation, lightheartedness
Near Antonymsmisery, sadness, unhappiness, woe, wretchedness; blues, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, heartsickness, melancholy, mopes
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