The feeling or expression of excitement or gaiety; if prolonged and inappropriate, a characteristic of mania. [L. elatio, fr. ef-fero, pp. e-latus, to lift up]

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ela·tion i-'lā-shən n pathological euphoria sometimes accompanied by intense pleasure
elat·ed -'lāt-əd adj

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a state of cheerful excitement and enthusiasm. Marked elation of mood is a characteristic of mania or hypomania.

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ela·tion (e-laґshən) emotional excitement marked by speeding up of mental and bodily activity, with extreme joy and an overly optimistic attitude even in the face of negative circumstances.

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