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
A coroner’s report released Monday about her death in December said alcohol, cocaine, heroin and ecstasy were found in her system.
Boddie’s other son, NFL flameout Marcus Vick, has had several run-ins with the police and is currently facing an ecstasy-possession charge, which reportedly is still pending, the Daily News reports.
Deputies in St. John the Baptist Parish seized marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine and several guns, one of which was reported stolen, from a house in Reserve on Tuesday (June 20).
Fisher's toxicology review found evidence of cocaine, MDMA (better known as ecstasy), alcohol and opiates when she was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Hospital on Dec. 23, a toxicology report showed.
And his own ambitious and increasingly erratic boss is using Ryan to broker an ecstasy deal with the Camorra mafia in Naples.
Suddenly, amid the agony and ecstasy of imagining topless women alongside the carousel rides and Thrasher’s Boardwalk Fries, the Ocean City Council convened an emergency meeting Saturday to pass a no-nudity ban.
There was grinding, going-down-on, spanking, hair pulling and ecstasy, with more of the same to be found in the other bedroom.
Ledyard and Groton police officers conducted a joint search of 366 Colonel Ledyard Hwy., and seized 45 grams of cocaine, 6 grams of ecstasy, 10.1 ounces of marijuana and $2,550, according to police.
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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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