Exhilaration \Ex*hil`a*ra"tion\, n. [L., exhilaratio.]
1. The act of enlivening the spirits; the act of making glad
or cheerful; a gladdening.
2. The state of being enlivened or cheerful.
Exhilaration hath some affinity with joy, though it
be a much lighter motion. --Bacon.
Syn: Animation; joyousness; gladness; cheerfulness; gayety;
hilarity; merriment; jollity.