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. <chemistry> The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property.

3. <astronomy> That place of a planet in the zodiac in which it was supposed to exert its strongest influence.

Origin: L. Exaltatio: cf. F.exaltation.

(01 Mar 1998)

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