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Etymology [ edit ]
Old French ( estaise “ ecstasy, rapture ”), from Late Latin , from extasis Ancient Greek ( ἔκστασις ékstasis), from ( ἐξίστημι exístēmi, “ I displace ”), from ( ἐκ ek, “ out ”) and ( ἵστημι hístēmi, “ I stand ”).
ecstasy ( , countable and uncountable plural ) ecstasies
This is the very
ecstasy of love. Milton
He on the tender grass / Would sit, and hearken even to
state of emotion so intense that a person is carried beyond rational thought and self-control. A
trance, frenzy, or rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation.
like a mad prophet in an
( obsolete ) Violent emotion or distraction of mind; excessive grief from anxiety; insanity; madness.
That unmatched form and feature of blown youth / Blasted with
Our words will but increase his
( slang ) The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the methylenedioxyphenethylamine family, especially in a tablet form.
( medicine , dated ) A state in which sensibility, voluntary motion, and (largely) mental power are suspended; the body is erect and inflexible; but the pulse and breathing are not affected.
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( intense pleasure ) : agony
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Translations [ edit ]
trance associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation
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Portuguese [ edit ]
ecstasy ( m usually uncountable, plural ) ecstasys
ecstasy ( drug )