from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which exhilarates.
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In the preceding part of this enquiry, it has been found that the principal qualities of this tea are moderately astringent, balsamic, and aromatic; it is therefore evident, that, from a combination of these eminent medical principles, this tea must operate as a sedator of perturbation, a renovator of exhausted solids, and an exhilarator of nervous depression.
"laid low by prostrate trouble" and the car driver who unintentionally "stepped on the exhilarator."