exaltation

noun ex·al·ta·tion \ ˌeg-ˌzȯl-ˈtā-shən , ˌek-ˌsȯl- \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of exaltation

1 : an act of exalting : the state of being exalted
2 : an excessively intensified sense of well-being, power, or importance
3 : an increase in degree or intensity
  • exaltation of virulence of a virus

Examples of exaltation in a Sentence

  1. feelings of joy and exaltation

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First Known Use of exaltation

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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EXALTATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of exaltation for English Language Learners

  • : the act of raising someone or something in importance : the act of exalting someone or something or the state of being exalted

  • : a strong sense of happiness, power, or importance


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exaltation

noun ex·al·ta·tion \ ˌeg-ˌzȯl-ˈtā-shən , ˌek-ˌsȯl- \

medical Definition of exaltation

1 a : marked or excessive intensification of a mental state or of the activity of a bodily part or function
b : an abnormal sense of personal well-being, power, or importance : a delusional euphoria
2 : an increase in degree or intensity
  • exaltation of virulence of a virus


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