The definition of ecstasy is a feeling of intense joy, happiness or passion.(noun)
An example of ecstasy is a soldier being reunited with his family.
Ecstasy is defined as the psychedelic drug MDMA.(noun)
An example of ecstasy is what club kids use to dance all night.
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noun pl. ecstasies
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
See ecstasy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. ec·sta·sies
Origin: Middle English extasie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Late Latin extasis, terror
Origin: , from Greek ekstasis, astonishment, distraction
Origin: , from existanai, to displace, derange
Origin: : ek-, out of; see ecto-
Origin: + histanai, to place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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