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Definitions of 'Ecstasy'

Definition of 'ecstasy'
From: WordNet
noun
A state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens [syn: ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation, raptus]
noun
A state of elated bliss [syn: ecstasy, rapture]
noun
Street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine [syn: Adam, ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug]
Definition of 'Ecstasy'
From: GCIDE
Ecstasy \Ec"sta*sy\, n.; pl. Ecstasies. [F. extase, L. ecstasis, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to put out of place, derange; ? = 'ek 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. [1913 Webster] Like a mad prophet in an ecstasy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] This is the very ecstasy of love. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight. [1913 Webster] He on the tender grass Would sit, and hearken even to ecstasy. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] That unmatched form and feature of blown youth Blasted with ecstasy. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Our words will but increase his ecstasy. --Marlowe. [1913 Webster] 4. (Med.) 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. --Mayne. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Ecstasy'
From: GCIDE
Ecstasy \Ec"sta*sy\, v. t. To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The most ecstasied order of holy . . . spirits. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Ecstasy'
From: GCIDE
MDMA \MDMA\ n. Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a drug designed to have the effects of amphetamines but originally synthesized to avoid the drug laws; it is now a controlled substance. It is informally called ecstasy. It is used by some abusively and illegally without a prescription. [acronym] Syn: methylenedioxymethamphetamine, Adam, ecstasy. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
Synonyms of 'Ecstasy'

Words close to 'Ecstasy'

ecsa ecsc ecsd Ecstasies ecstatic ecstatic state Ecstatical ecstatically
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