exhilarated

adjective
ex·​hil·​a·​rat·​ed | \ ig-ˈzi-lə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce exhilarated (audio) \

Definition of exhilarated

: very happy and excited or elated As we stepped together in … well-schooled synchrony, I felt free and exhilarated. I felt competent and loved.— Natalie Angier I found Pierre Gagnaire's food … so beautiful and so exciting that I grew increasingly exhilarated.Gourmet I knew I was tempting fate with my brinkmanship, but I was drawn by the danger and too exhilarated to stop.— Richard Bode

First Known Use of exhilarated

1657, in the meaning defined above

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“Exhilarated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exhilarated. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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