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ebullience

Postby Klimt » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:29 pm

1. high spirits; exhilaration; exuberance.

2. a boiling over; overflow.
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Re: ebullience

Postby Slava » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:25 pm

Klimt wrote:1. high spirits; exhilaration; exuberance.

2. a boiling over; overflow.
A nice word with generally positive overtones. I'm not sure how I'd use the second meaning, though. "My cup is ebullient" just doesn't quite do it for me.
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Re: ebullience

Postby Audiendus » Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:39 pm

With regard to the second meaning, there is the ebulliometer.

It measures the alcohol content of wines – not high spirits. :)
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Re: ebullience

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:43 pm

Well then, it certainly would measure high spirits and low as well, sometimes even hitting a happy medium!
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