Simple Definition of ecstasy
: a state of very great happiness : extreme delight
: an illegal drug that is used to produce a feeling of excitement and pleasure
Full Definition of ecstasy
1 a : a state of being beyond reason and self-control b archaic : swoon
2 : a state of overwhelming emotion; especially : rapturous delight
3 : trance; especially : a mystic or prophetic trance
4 often capitalized : a synthetic amphetamine analog C11H15NO2 used illicitly for its mood-enhancing and hallucinogenic properties —called also MDMA
Examples of ecstasy
His performance sent the audience into ecstasies.
<actors are typically in ecstasy upon winning an Oscar>
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Medical Definition of ecstasy
1: a trance state in which intense absorption (as in religious ideation) is accompanied by loss of sense perception and voluntary control
2 often capitalized : a synthetic amphetamine analog C11H15NO2 used illicitly for its mood-enhancing and hallucinogenic properties—called also MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, XTC
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