1. The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation.
Wondering at my flight, and changeMilton.
To this high exaltation.
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.
(Ex*alt"ed) a. Raised to lofty height; elevated; extolled; refined; dignified; sublime.
Wiser far than Solomon,Milton.
Of more exalted mind.
Time never fails to bring every exalted reputation to a strict scrutiny.Ames.
Ex*alt"ed*ly, adv. Ex*alt"ed*ness, n. "The exaltedness of some minds." T. Gray.
(Ex*alt"er) n. One who exalts or raises to dignity.
(Ex*alt"ment) n. Exaltation. [Obs.] Barrow.
(Ex*a"men) n. [L., the tongue of a balance, examination; for exagmen, fr. exigere to weigh
accurately, to treat: cf. F. examen. See Exact, a.] Examination; inquiry. [R.] "A critical examen of the
two pieces." Cowper.
(Ex*am"e*tron) n. [NL. See Hexameter.] An hexameter. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Ex*am"i*na*ble) a. Capable of being examined or inquired into. Bacon.
(Ex*am"i*nant) n. [L. examinans, -antis, examining.]
1. One who examines; an examiner. Sir W. Scott.
2. One who is to be examined. [Obs.] H. Prideaux.
(Ex*am"i*nate) n. [L. examinatus, p. p. of examinare. See Examine. ] A person subjected
to examination. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Ex*am`i*na"tion) n. [L. examinatio: cf. F. examination.]
1. The act of examining, or state of being examined; a careful search, investigation, or inquiry; scrutiny by
study or experiment.
2. A process prescribed or assigned for testing qualification; as, the examination of a student, or of a
candidate for admission to the bar or the ministry.
He neglected the studies, . . . stood low at the examinations.Macaulay. Examination in chief, or Direct examination (Law), that examination which is made of a witness by
a party calling him. Cross- examination, that made by the opposite party. Reëxamination, or
Re-direct examination, that made by a party calling a witness, after, and upon matters arising out of,
the cross- examination.
Syn. Search; inquiry; investigation; research; scrutiny; inquisition; inspection; exploration.
(Ex*am"i*na`tor) n. [L.: cf. F. examinateur.] An examiner. [R.] Sir T. Browne.