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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exaltation  \Ex`al*ta"tion\,  n.  (Med.) 
  An  abnormal  sense  of  personal  well-being,  power,  or 
  importance,  --  a  symptom  observed  in  various  forms  of 
  insanity. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Exaltation  \Ex`al*ta"tion\,  n.  [L.  exaltatio:  cf  F. 
  exaltation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  exalting  or  raising  high;  also  the  state  of 
  being  exalted;  elevation. 
 
  Wondering  at  my  flight,  and  change  To  this  high 
  exaltation.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Alchem.)  The  refinement  or  subtilization  of  a  body,  or 
  the  increasing  of  its  virtue  or  principal  property. 
 
  3.  (Astrol.)  That  place  of  a  planet  in  the  zodiac  in  which  it 
  was  supposed  to  exert  its  strongest  influence. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  exaltation 
  n  1:  a  state  of  being  carried  away  by  overwhelming  emotion: 
  "listening  to  sweet  music  in  a  perfect  rapture"-  Charles 
  Dickens  [syn:  {ecstasy},  {rapture},  {transport}] 
  2:  the  elevation  of  a  person  to  the  status  of  a  god  [syn:  {deification}, 
  {apotheosis}] 




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