Definition of Ecstasy

1. Noun. A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion. "Listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"

Exact synonyms: Exaltation, Rapture, Raptus, Transport
Generic synonyms: Emotional State, Spirit
Derivative terms: Ecstatic, Exalt, Exalt, Rapturous, Transport



2. Noun. A state of elated bliss.
Exact synonyms: Rapture
Generic synonyms: Bliss, Blissfulness, Cloud Nine, Seventh Heaven, Walking On Air
Derivative terms: Ecstatic, Rapturous

3. Noun. Street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine.
Exact synonyms: Adam, Cristal, Disco Biscuit, Go, Hug Drug, X, Xtc
Generic synonyms: Mdma, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine

Definition of Ecstasy

1. n. The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.

2. v. t. To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.

Definition of Ecstasy

1. Proper noun. (slang) The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family. ¹

2. Noun. Intense pleasure. ¹

3. Noun. A state of emotion so intense that a person is carried beyond rational thought and self-control. ¹

4. Noun. A trance, frenzy, or rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation. ¹

5. Noun. (slang) The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ecstasy

1. a state of exaltation [n -SIES]

Medical Definition of Ecstasy

1. Origin: F. Extase, L. Ecstasis, fr. Gr, fr. To put out of place, derange; = out + to set, stand. See Ex-, and Stand] [Also written extasy. 1. The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries. "Like a mad prophet in an ecstasy." (Dryden) "This is the very ecstasy of love." (Shak) 2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight. "He on the tender grass Would sit, and hearken even to ecstasy." (Milton) 3. Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness. "That unmatched form and feature of blown youth Blasted with ecstasy." (Shak) "Our words will but increase his ecstasy." (Marlowe) 4. A state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ecstasy

ecranisation
ecranisations
ecraseur
ecraseurs
ecrasite
ecrevisse
ecromeximab
ecru
ecrus
ecstacies
ecstacy
ecstases
ecstasied
ecstasies
ecstasis
ecstasy (current term)
ecstatic
ecstatic state
ecstatica
ecstatical
ecstatically
ecstaticas
ecstatick
ecstatics
ecstrophe
ect.
ectacolia
ectad
ectal
ectal origin

Literary usage of Ecstasy

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1. The Psychological Phenomena of Christianity by George Barton Cutten (1908)
"CHAPTER IV ecstasy "This is the very ecstasy of love, Whose violent property ... THE phenomena of ecstasy have had a marvellous influence upon the history ..."

2. The Word by Harold Waldwin Percival (1912)
"I look upon ecstasy as silence and solitude, but different from these when we ... ecstasy has the same quality as silence and solitude. ln ecstasy the world ..."

3. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Edwin Booth, Henry L Hinton (1867)
"0 love ! be moderate ; allay thy ecstasy ; lu measure rain thy joy ;' scant this excess- 1 feel too much thy blessing ; make it less, For fear I surfeit ! ..."

4. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"While his soul had passed from ecstasy to languor where had she been? Might it be, in the mysterious ways of spiritual life, that her soul at those same ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"PAUSE VIEWS ON THE QUESTION OP ecstasy.— The first three errors here mentioned are psychological in nature; they fail to estimate at its proper value the ..."

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