eu·​phor·​ic | \ yü-ˈfȯr-ik How to pronounce euphoric (audio) , -ˈfär- \

Definition of euphoric

: marked by a feeling of great happiness and excitement : characterized by, based on, or producing euphoria a euphoric mood feeling euphoric He knew he was going to win big, big, big, and he was euphoric about it.— Russell Baker All addictive drugs … work in the brain to produce feelings of well-being and elation. A drug's euphoric effects, which can last from a few minutes to a few hours, are what get a person to take the substance in the first place.— Joseph Alper

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euphorically \ yü-​ˈfȯr-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce euphorically (audio) , -​ˈfär-​ \ adverb
euphorically happy One minute they were euphorically celebrating victory. The next, they were dropping to their knees in total despair as they looked to the scoreboard and saw the harsh reality of an 18–13 loss. — Kyle Riviere

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Recent Examples on the Web Lawmakers in 2014 approved the non-euphoric version in anticipation of the 2016 constitutional amendment allowing full-blown medical marijuana. Dara Kam,, "Medical marijuana market’s ‘green rush’ is over in Florida," 9 Dec. 2019 That entire moment, even month, was a euphoric high of success. Tara Pattilachan, Teen Vogue, "My Imposter Syndrome Improved After I Got Comfortable With Failure," 15 Jan. 2020 Within seconds, users feel an adrenaline-like rush from a flood of dopamine, followed by an intense, euphoric high that can last for as long as 14 hours, usually ending with a dramatic, fatiguing comedown or crash. Jason Gale | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Cheap, Nasty, Near You. How Crystal Meth Is Spreading," 20 Nov. 2019 When entering ENVSN Festival, a euphoric feeling takes over your body. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Sharifa Murdock and Laura Stylez On Spearheading ENVSN Festival.," 24 Sep. 2019 The high from Rebel Coast’s sativa-heavy Sauvignon Blanc is meant to be euphoric, but the rosé has a higher percentage of relaxing indica. Esther Mobley,, "The age of cannabis rosé is here. Do the weed wines taste like bong water?," 2 Jan. 2020 The relative success of different plane models might not matter much if jet valuations were less euphoric. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, "Flood of New Jets Will Create Turbulence," 10 July 2019 According to research, this ingredient is shown to mimic caffeine, while creating a relaxing, euphoric effect. Rebecca Norris, Country Living, "Does Hot Chocolate Have Caffeine? Here's What You Need to Know," 26 Nov. 2019 The Spurs won that game over Toronto 125-107, and a sold-out crowd went home euphoric. Jeff Mcdonald,, "Spurs’ block party sends Leonard, Clippers home empty-handed," 29 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of euphoric

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Euphoric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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