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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
The experiment with bungee jumpers suggest that people with higher levels of endorphins feel higher levels of euphoria.
Putin also used the euphoria and media saturation of the World Cup to quietly pass an increase in Russia’s retirement age from 60 to 65.
GW Pharmaceuticals says the solution, taken by mouth, is made from a proprietary strain of cannabis designed to maximize a therapeutic component while minimizing components that produce euphoria.
In college, Noplis had been in a bubble, focused on calculus and organic chemistry along with the euphoria from helping doctors deliver babies.
My awe felt disorienting, tipping from euphoria into sheer panic.
The University of Michigan’s Surveys of Consumers reported that its Index of Consumer Sentiment hit 101.4 in March, the highest since January 2004, a month marked by general euphoria following the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Who wouldn't want their muscle relief with a side of possible euphoria?
On social media, hashtags such as #AMLOVE have been trending, reflecting a kind of collective euphoria normally not associated with Mexican politicians.
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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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