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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
For example, buprenorphine, used in fighting opioid addiction, binds to opioid receptors without providing as much euphoria as the opioid.
SportsPulse: Notre Dame players and coach Muffet McGraw were in a state of euphoria and disbelief when speaking to the media after their remarkable national championship win over Mississippi State.
Three accomplished and chatty hedge-fund investors don’t buy into the theory that the biotech sector is trading on frothy euphoria.
The drug, which creates feelings of empathy and euphoria, allows traumatized victims to recall their terrors in a calm state of mind and establish deep trust with their therapists — ingredients that pave the way for psychological change.
Stocks have been higher since the election, and there’s been a lot of euphoria over the corporate tax cuts.
While there will be time to examine Bryan’s contract status and explore the timing behind the announcement, the universal feeling among wrestling fans was euphoria.
Jake had just overdosed on a powerful cough medication containing dextromethorphan, which can generate euphoria and hallucinations.
Users report a sensation of lightheadedness, euphoria and in some cases hallucinations.
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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.
blues, dejection, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, disheartenment, dispiritedness, doldrums, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, heartsickness, melancholy, mopes;
EUPHORIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of euphoria for English Language Learners
: a feeling of great happiness and excitement
medical Definition of euphoria
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