From Middle English elacioun, from Old French elacion, from Latin ēlātiōnem, accusative singular of ēlātiō (“exaltation, elevation; pride, elation”), from ēlātus, perfect passive participle of efferō (“bring forth or out; raise; exalt”), from ē (“out of”), short form of ex, + ferō (“carry, bear”).
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- An exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
- A feeling of joy and pride
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