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5 definitions found
 for ecstasy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  MDMA \MDMA\ n.
     Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a drug designed to have the
     effects of amphetamines but originally synthesized to avoid
     the drug laws; it is now a controlled substance. It is
     informally called ecstasy. It is used by some abusively and
     illegally without a prescription. [acronym]
  
     Syn: methylenedioxymethamphetamine, Adam, ecstasy.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ecstasy \Ec"sta*sy\, v. t.
     To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm. [Obs.]
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           The most ecstasied order of holy . . . spirits. --Jer.
                                                    Taylor.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ecstasy \Ec"sta*sy\, n.; pl. Ecstasies. [F. extase, L.
     ecstasis, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to put out of place, derange; ? =
     'ek out + ? to set, stand. See Ex-, and Stand.] [Also
     written extasy.]
     1. The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's
        self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the
        reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence
        of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the
        spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects,
        is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.
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              Like a mad prophet in an ecstasy.     --Dryden.
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              This is the very ecstasy of love.     --Shak.
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     2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture;
        enthusiastic delight.
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              He on the tender grass
              Would sit, and hearken even to ecstasy. --Milton.
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     3. Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive
        grief of anxiety; insanity; madness. [Obs.]
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              That unmatched form and feature of blown youth
              Blasted with ecstasy.                 --Shak.
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              Our words will but increase his ecstasy. --Marlowe.
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     4. (Med.) A state which consists in total suspension of
        sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental
        power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and
        breathing are not affected. --Mayne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ecstasy
      n 1: a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion;
           "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles
           Dickens [syn: ecstasy, rapture, transport,
           exaltation, raptus]
      2: a state of elated bliss [syn: ecstasy, rapture]
      3: street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine [syn: Adam,
         ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug
         drug]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "ecstasy":
     abandon, affection, affectionateness, afflatus, amativeness,
     amorousness, ardency, ardor, beatification, beatitude, bewitchment,
     blessedness, bliss, blissfulness, cheer, cheerfulness, cloud nine,
     craze, delectation, delight, delirium, demonstrativeness, dharana,
     dhyana, ecstasis, ecstatics, elation, enchantment, enjoyment,
     euphoria, exaltation, excitement, exhilaration, exuberance,
     felicity, fervency, fervidness, fervor, fire, fire and fury,
     frenzy, furor, furore, fury, gaiety, gladness, glee, goatishness,
     gratification, gusto, happiness, heart, heartiness, heat, heaven,
     high spirits, horniness, hypnosis, hysteria, impassionedness,
     inspiration, intoxication, joy, joyance, joyfulness, liveliness,
     lovelornness, lovesickness, madness, orgasm, orgy, overhappiness,
     overjoyfulness, paradise, paroxysm, passion, passionateness,
     pleasure, rage, rapture, ravishment, relish, rhapsody, romanticism,
     samadhi, savor, sentimentality, seventh heaven, sexiness, soul,
     spirit, sunshine, susceptibility, tearing passion, thrill,
     towering rage, trance, transport, unalloyed happiness, vehemence,
     verve, warmth, warmth of feeling, yoga trance, zeal
  
  

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