from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Serving to exhilarate; exhilarating.
  • n. Something that exhilarates or stimulates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Exciting joy, mirth, or pleasure.
  • n. That which exhilarates.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Exciting joy, mirth, or pleasure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Exhilarating; causing exhilaration.
  • n. That which exhilarates.


Latin exhilarans, exhilarantis, present participle. See exhilarate. (Wiktionary)



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  • (adj): causing joy or pleasure; enlivening.
    (n): that which causes joy or pleasure.

    January 6, 2009