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ecstasy

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noun ec·sta·sy \ˈek-stə-sē\

Medical Definition of ecstasy

plural ec·sta·sies

  1. 1:  a trance state in which intense absorption (as in religious ideation) is accompanied by loss of sense perception and voluntary control

  2. 2 often capitalized :  a synthetic amphetamine analog C11H15NO2 used illicitly for its mood-enhancing and hallucinogenic properties—called also MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, XTC

  3. ec·stat·ic \ek-ˈstat-ik\play adjective





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