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ec·sta·sy

 (ĕk′stə-sē)
n. pl. ec·sta·sies
1. Intense joy or delight.
2. A state of emotion so intense that one is carried beyond rational thought and self-control: an ecstasy of rage.
3. The trance, frenzy, or rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation.
4. often Ecstasy Slang MDMA.

[Middle English extasie, from Old French, from Late Latin extasis, terror, from Greek ekstasis, astonishment, distraction, from existanai, to displace, derange : ek-, out of; see ecto- + histanai, to place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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ecstasy

(ˈɛkstəsɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. (often plural) a state of exalted delight, joy, etc; rapture
2. intense emotion of any kind: an ecstasy of rage.
3. (Psychology) psychol overpowering emotion characterized by loss of self-control and sometimes a temporary loss of consciousness: often associated with orgasm, religious mysticism, and the use of certain drugs
4. archaic a state of prophetic inspiration, esp of poetic rapture
5. (Pharmacology) slang 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine; MDMA: a powerful drug that acts as a stimulant and can produce hallucinations
[C14: from Old French extasie, via Medieval Latin from Greek ekstasis displacement, trance, from existanai to displace, from ex- out + histanai to cause to stand]
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ec•sta•sy

(ˈɛk stə si)

n., pl. -sies.
1. rapturous delight.
2. an overpowering emotion or exaltation; a state of sudden, intense feeling.
3. the frenzy of poetic inspiration.
4. mental transport or rapture from the contemplation of divine things.
5. (often cap.) Slang. See MDMA.
[1350–1400; Middle English extasie < Middle French < Medieval Latin extasis < Greek ékstasis displacement, trance]
syn: ecstasy, rapture, transport, exaltation share a sense of being taken out of oneself or one's normal state and entering a state of heightened feeling. ecstasy suggests an emotion so overpowering as to produce a trancelike state: religious ecstasy; an ecstasy of grief. rapture most often refers to an elevated sensation of bliss or delight, either carnal or spiritual: the rapture of first love. transport suggests a strength of feeling that often results in expression of some kind: in a transport of delight. exaltation refers to a heady sense of personal well-being so powerful that one is lifted above normal emotional levels: wild exaltation at having finally broken the record.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ecstasy - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotionecstasy - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
emotional state, spirit - the state of a person's emotions (especially with regard to pleasure or dejection); "his emotional state depended on her opinion"; "he was in good spirits"; "his spirit rose"
2.ecstasy - a state of elated bliss
bliss, blissfulness, cloud nine, seventh heaven, walking on air - a state of extreme happiness
3.ecstasy - street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamineecstasy - street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine - a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States; "MDMA is often used at parties because it enables partygoers to remain active for long periods of time"
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ecstasy

noun rapture, delight, joy, enthusiasm, frenzy, bliss, trance, euphoria, fervour, elation, rhapsody, exaltation, transport, ravishment the agony and ecstasy of holiday romance
suffering, pain, hell, torture, distress, misery, agony, torment, anguish, affliction
Quotations
"To burn always with this hard, gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life" [Walter Pater Studies in the History of the Renaissance]
"Take all away from me, but leave me Ecstasy,"
"And I am richer then than all my Fellow Men" [Emily Dickinson]
"To be bewitched is not to be saved, though all the magicians and aesthetes in the world should pronounce it to be so" [George Santayana The Life of Reason: Reason in Art]
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ecstasy

noun
A state of elated bliss:
Informal: cloud nine.
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Translations
extáze
ekstasebegejstringecstasy
ekstaasihurmiohurmostranssi
ekstazaekstazi
eksztázieksztázis
ofsagleîi; algleymi
エクスタシー
무아경
aistringaidžiaugsmu trykštantisekstazėekstazės apimtas
ekstāzeekstazins
extáza
extas
ความปิติยินดีอย่างล้นพ้น
coşkuekstasi hapıkendinden geçme hâlimest olma
trạng thái mê ly

ecstasy

[ˈekstəsɪ] N
1. (Rel, fig) → éxtasis m inv
to go into ecstasies over sthextasiarse ante algo
to be in ecstasyestar en éxtasis
to be in ecstasiesestar en éxtasis
2. (Drugs) → éxtasis m inv
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ecstasy

[ˈɛkstəsi] n
(= intense happiness) → extase f
to be in ecstasy → être en extase
to go into ecstasies over sb → être en extase devant qn
(= drug) → ecstasy m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ecstasy

n
Ekstase f, → Verzückung f; to be in ecstasyekstatisch or verzückt sein; to go into ecstasies over somethingüber etw (acc)in Ekstase or Verzückung geraten; ecstasy! she sighedwelche Wonne! seufzte sie
(= drug)Ecstasy nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ecstasy

[ˈɛkstəsɪ] n
a. (Rel) (fig) → estasi f inv
to go into ecstasies over → andare in estasi per
b. (drug) → ecstasy f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

ecstasy

(ˈekstəsi)
1. noun, plural ˈecstasies (a feeling of) very great joy or other overwhelming emotion.
2. (no plural) a narcotic drug.
ecˈstatic (-ˈstӕ-) adjective
an ecstatic mood.
ecˈstatically adverb
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ecstasy

نَشْوَة extáze ekstase Ekstase έκσταση éxtasis ekstaasi extase ekstaza estasi エクスタシー 무아경 extase begeistring zachwyt êxtase экстаз extas ความปิติยินดีอย่างล้นพ้น coşku trạng thái mê ly 狂喜
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ec·sta·sy

n. éxtasis. 1. trance acompañado de un sentimiento de placer;
2. droga de diseño.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ecstasy

n (fam) metilendioximetanfetamina (MDMA), éxtasis m (fam); liquid — gammahidroxibutirato, éxtasis líquido
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