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euphoria

Syllabification: eu·pho·ri·a
Pronunciation: /yo͞oˈfôrēə
 
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Definition of euphoria in English:

noun

A feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness: the euphoria of success will fuel your desire to continue training
More example sentences
  • Even thinking about seeing it brings a feeling of euphoria so intense that I'm having to resist the urge to go and lie down.
  • What is inducing this euphoria that proclaims that all is right with my world?
  • What he is doing or thinking Last night's bender has induced a kind of euphoria.
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Origin

late 17th century (denoting well-being produced in a sick person by the use of drugs): modern Latin, from Greek, from euphoros 'borne well, healthy', from eu 'well' + pherein 'to bear'.

Words that rhyme with euphoria

auditoria, ciboria, conservatoria, crematoria, emporia, Gloria, moratoria, phantasmagoria, Pretoria, sanatoria, scriptoria, sudatoria, victoria, Vitoria, vomitoria

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