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Meaning of ECSTASY

Pronunciation:  'ekstusee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  3. [n]  a state of elated bliss

ECSTASY is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: Adam, exaltation, MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, rapture, raptus, transport, X
 See Also: bliss, blissfulness, cloud nine, emotional state, seventh heaven, spirit, stimulant, stimulant drug, walking on air



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ec"sta*sy\, n.; pl. {Ecstasies}. [F. extase, L.
    ecstasis, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to put out of place, derange; ? =
    ? 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.
             Like a mad prophet in an ecstasy.     --Dryden.
             This is the very ecstasy of love.     --Shak.
    2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture;
       enthusiastic delight.
             He on the tender grass Would sit, and hearken even
             to ecstasy.                           --Milton.
    3. Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive
       grief of anxiety; insanity; madness. [Obs.]
             That unmatched form and feature of blown youth
             Blasted with ecstasy.                 --Shak.
             Our words will but increase his ecstasy. --Marlowe.
    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.
  2. \Ec"sta*sy\, v. t.
    To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm. [Obs.]
          The most ecstasied order of holy . . . spirits. --Jer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of feeling ecstasy means happiness an much joy with friends and family. Dreaming of feeling ecstasy in the wake a disturbing dream means much sorrow and disappointments. You may be on the mend from a broken heart.
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