Variant of ecstasy
noun pl. ecstasies
- a state of being overpowered by emotion, as by joy, grief, or passion: an ecstasy of delight
- a feeling of overpowering joy; great delight; rapture
- a trance, esp. one resulting from religious fervor
- Slang an illegal, mildly psychedelic derivative of amphetamine, CHNO, that slows down reactions and thought; MDMA
Origin: ME & OFr extasie < LL(Ec) ecstasis < Gr ekstasis, a being put out of its place, distraction, trance < ek-, out + histanai, to set: see stand
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