The ecstasy of a soldiers homecoming.
- Ecstasy is defined as the psychedelic drug MDMA.
An example of ecstasy is what club kids use to dance all night.
- The definition of ecstasy is a feeling of intense joy, happiness or passion.
An example of ecstasy is a soldier being reunited with his family.
- 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
- [usuallyE-]Slang an illegal, mildly psychedelic derivative of amphetamine, CHNO, that slows down reactions and thought; MDMA
Origin of ecstasyMiddle English and Old French extasie from Ecclesiastical Late Latin ecstasis from Classical Greek ekstasis, a being put out of its place, distraction, trance from ek-, out + histanai, to set: see stand
- Intense joy or delight.
- A state of emotion so intense that one is carried beyond rational thought and self-control: an ecstasy of rage.
- The trance, frenzy, or rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation.
- often Ecstasy Slang MDMA.
Origin of ecstasyMiddle 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.
(countable and uncountable, plural ecstasies)
- Intense pleasure.
- A 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.
- Our words will but increase his ecstasy.
- (slang) The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family.
- (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.
From Old French estaise (“ecstasy, rapture”), from Late Latin extasis, from Ancient Greek ἔκστασις (ekstasis), from ἐξίστημι (eksistēmi, “I displace”), from ἐκ (ek, “out”) and ἵστημι (histēmi, “I stand”).