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English Dictionary: ecstasy by the DICT Development Group
3 results for ecstasy
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
ecstasy
n
  1. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
    Synonym(s): ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation, raptus
  2. a state of elated bliss
    Synonym(s): ecstasy, rapture
  3. street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    Synonym(s): Adam, ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ecstasy \Ec"sta*sy\, v. t.
      To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm. [Obs.]
  
               The most ecstasied order of holy . . . spirits. --Jer.
                                                                              Taylor.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Ecstasy \Ec"sta*sy\, n.; pl. {Ecstasies}. [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. [Obs.]
  
                     That unmatched form and feature of blown youth
                     Blasted with ecstasy.                        --Shak.
  
                     Our words will but increase his ecstasy. --Marlowe.
  
      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.
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