Definition of ecstasy
1a : a state of being beyond reason and self-controlb 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 in a Sentence
His performance sent the audience into ecstasies.
actors are typically in ecstasy upon winning an Oscar
Recent Examples of ecstasy from the Web
Detectives ultimately found $28,000 in cash, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, Oxycodone, LSD and methamphetamine, the release said.
Detectives seized $28,000 in cash, a vehicle and a veritable smorgasbord of drugs, including cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, Oxycodone, LSD and methamphetamine, the release said.
Kaelyn Franklin had tramadol, ecstasy, synthetic marijuana and crystal meth in her car, officials said.
Authorities in Kuwait caught a homing pigeon carrying nearly 200 ecstasy pills in a pack on its back, according to the local English news source Al Arabiya.
Nonhuman primates are not stupid enough to use ecstasy, so why should they be punished because some people are? –
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Synonym Discussion of ecstasy
ECSTASY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ecstasy for English Language Learners
: a state of very great happiness : extreme delight
: an illegal drug that is used to produce a feeling of excitement and pleasure
ECSTASY Defined for Kids
Definition of ecstasy for Students
: very great happiness or delight
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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