euphoric

adjective
eu·​phor·​ic | \yü-ˈfȯr-ik, -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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Other Words from euphoric

euphorically \yü-​ˈfȯr-​i-​k(ə-​)lē, -​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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Mugabe resigned in November after a military takeover, and many Zimbabweans were euphoric at his departure after decades of economic and political paralysis. Farai Mutsaka, Fox News, "Zimbabwe's opposition challenges election results in court," 10 Aug. 2018 According to the National Health Service, when administered properly, nitrous oxide has several legitimate uses, but when abused can make people feel euphoric and relaxed, or lead others to hallucinate. Alexandria Hein, Fox News, "Woman claims sucking balloon air left her paralyzed," 24 Aug. 2018 This framework can produce euphoric moments shared between everyone at the table. Charlie Theel, Ars Technica, "The Mind: Most polarizing card game of the year?," 4 Aug. 2018 For hours after the match, Mexico City resounded with the joyous cacophony of car horns, and euphoric fans turned public plazas into giant parties — waving Mexican flags, singing, chanting, spraying foam and drinking. Author: Kirk Semple, Paulina Villegas, Anchorage Daily News, "Mexico’s World Cup defeat of Germany might have been earthshaking – literally," 18 June 2018 Interestingly, the higher the levels of endorphins that were present, the more euphoric the jumper reported feeling. Richard Stephens, Smithsonian, "The History and Psychology of Roller Coasters," 12 July 2018 Needless to say, reaction across the country was a touch euphoric.. SI.com, "A Nation Erupts: England Penalty Shootout Glory Sends Shockwaves Around the Country," 3 July 2018 For hours after the match, Mexico City resounded with the joyous cacophony of car horns, and euphoric fans turned public plazas into giant parties — waving Mexican flags, singing, chanting, spraying foam and drinking. Author: Kirk Semple, Paulina Villegas, Anchorage Daily News, "Mexico’s World Cup defeat of Germany might have been earthshaking – literally," 18 June 2018 The city was already in a state of euphoric emergency when D.C. police sent a mass alert to residents by cellphone that the parade had begun. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "Washington celebrates the Capitals first Stanley Cup with a victory parade and rally," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of euphoric

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of euphoric was in 1888

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