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Word of the Day: Euphoria

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 24, 2020

euphoria: noun

Definition:

a feeling of well-being or elation


DID YOU KNOW?
Health and happiness are often linked, sometimes even in etymologies. Nowadays euphoria generally refers to happiness, but it derives from euphoros, a Greek word that means "healthy." Given that root, it's not surprising that in its original English uses euphoria was a medical term. Its entry in an early 18th-century dictionary explains it as "the well-bearing of the Operation of a Medicine; that is, when the Sick Person finds himself eas'd or reliev'd by it." Modern physicians still use the term, but they aren't likely to prescribe something that will cause it. In contemporary medicine and psychology, euphoria can describe abnormal or inappropriate feelings such as those caused by an illicit drug or an illness.
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    Yes, euphoria is quite a different things in this day and age.
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