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ecstasy

Noun

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

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English

Etymology

From ἔκστασις < ἐξίστημι < ἐκ and ἵστημι.

Noun

  1. Intense pleasure.
  2. A state of emotion so intense that a person is carried beyond rational thought and self-control.
  3. A trance, frenzy, or rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation.
  4. The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family.

Synonyms

Translations

intense pleasure
  • Finnish: hurmio, ekstaasi
  • German: Ekstase
  • Greek: έκσταση
  • Norwegian: ekstase
  • Russian: экстаз, восторг
intense emotion
  • Finnish: hurmio, ekstaasi
  • German: Ekstase
  • Greek: έκσταση
  • Norwegian: ekstase
  • Russian: экстаз
trance associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation
  • Finnish: hurmos, ekstaasi, transsi
  • German: Ekstase
  • Greek: έκσταση
  • Norwegian: ekstase
  • Russian: экстаз
drug
  • Croatian: ekstazi
  • Finnish: ekstaasi
  • German: Ecstasy, Teile, Pillen
  • Greek: Έκσταση
  • Norwegian: ecstasy
  • Russian: экстази

Related terms

Extensive Definition

Ecstasy may mean:
  • MDMA or Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a psychedelic drug sold under the street name "ecstasy".
  • Ecstasy (emotion), a trance or trance-like state in which an individual transcends normal consciousness
  • Religious ecstasy, a changed state of consciousness characterized by expanded spiritual awareness, visions or absolute euphoria
  • Ecstasy (philosophy), a term used to mean "outside-of-itself"
  • MS Ecstasy, a cruise ship in the Carnival Cruise Lines fleet
In the arts:

See also

ecstasy in Czech: Extáze
ecstasy in Japanese: エクスタシー
ecstasy in Slovak: Extáza
ecstasy in Finnish: Ekstaasi

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