ecstasy

  1. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
  2. a state of elated bliss
  3. designer drug designed to have the effects of amphetamines (it floods the brain with serotonin) but to avoid the drug laws; in 1985 it was declared illegal

Ecstasy

Slang for MDMA, a drug of abuse.

Ecstasy

Ecstasy is slang for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine: a powerful drug that acts as a stimulant and can produce hallucinations.
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Ecstasy

An altered state of consciousness in which the person experiences great rapture and loss of self-control. Cf. trance.
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Ecstasy

An altered state of consciousness in which the person experiences great rapture and loss of self-control. Cf. trance.
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ecstasy

[n] - a state of elated bliss 2. [n] - a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
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Ecstasy

See MMDA. A man-made drug with both hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like properties.
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ecstasy

A state of exaltation where the self is transcended. It covers a range of phenomena from mysticism to spirit possession and
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Ecstasy

Ecstasy: 1. A state of rapture and trancelike elation. 2. A street name for 3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), also called 'Adam,' 'ecstasy,' or 'XTC' on the street, a synthetic, psychoactive (mind-altering) drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like properties. Its chemical structure is similar to two other synthetic drugs, MDA and metha...
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Ecstasy

Ec'sta·sy noun ; plural Ecstasies . [ French extase , Latin ecstasis , from Greek ..., from ... to put out of place, derange; ... = 'ek out + ... to set, stand. See Ex- , and Stand .] [ Also written extasy .] 1. The state of being...
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Ecstasy

Ec'sta·sy transitive verb To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm. [ Obsolete] « The most ecstasied order of holy . . . spirits.» Jer. Taylor.
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ecstasy

Origin: F. Extase, L. Ecstasis, fr. Gr, fr. To put out of place, derange; = out + to set, stand. See Ex-, and Stand] [Also written extasy. ... 1. The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extra...
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ecstasy

rapture noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; `listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture`- Charles Dickens
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Ecstasy

(ek´stә-se) popular name for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, a hallucinogenic drug of abuse. See drug abuse.
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Ecstasy

• (n.) A state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected. • (n.) Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight. • (n.) Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; e...
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Ecstasy

(from the article `Machatý, Gustav`) ...Schweik as a Civilian), Erotikon (1929; Seduction), Ze soboty na nedli (1931; From Saturday to Sunday), and Ekstase (1933; Ecstasy). The ...
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ecstasy

in mysticism, the experience of an inner vision of God or of one`s relation to or union with the divine. Various methods have been used to achieve ... [14 related articles]
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Ecstasy

MDMA (3,4, Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), euphoria-inducing stimulant and hallucinogen. The use of Ecstasy, commonly known as `E,` has been ... [1 related articles]
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ecstasy

ecstasy 1. Intense joy or delight. 2. A state of emotion so intense that one is carried beyond thought and self-control. 3. The trance or rapture of a mystic or prophetic exaltation (being carried away by overwhelming emotion). 4. Etymology: from Old French extasie and Late Latin extasis, from Greek ekstasis, a derivative of the verb existanai, ...
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ecstasy

ecstasy, either of two drugs used for their euphoric effects. The original ecstasy, a so-called designer drug, also known as MDMA, is an analog of methamphetamine (see amphetamine). The other drug is a substance also known as ma huang or ephedra; it was marketed as “herbal ecstasy” to pr...
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Ecstasy

(aesthetics) The contemplation of absolute beauty purified of any sensory experience. (Plotinus.) -- L.V.
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Ecstasy

(Gr. ekstasis, displacement, a trance) The enraptured condition of the mystical spirit which has reached the climax of its intuitive and affective experience. Of brief duration, it is physiologically negative (resembling trance) but, according to some mystics, psychologically very rich. Usually said to be concomitant with a spiritual union of the ....
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Ecstasy

Ecstasy (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA) is a powerful drug that acts as a stimulant and can produce hallucinations. The original designer drug, ecstasy was first invented in Germany in 1912, and later rediscovered in California during the 1970s where it was used by marriage guidance counsellors to increase empathy in clients. Ecstasy be...
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ecstasy

Type: Term Pronunciation: eks′tă-sē Definitions: 1. The popular name for 304 methylenedioxymethamphetamine. 2. A drug of abuse, used at clubs, raves, and rock concerts. This agent was first synthesized in Germany in the early 1900s and used during World War I to induce soldiers to charge from the line of trenches into the line of fi...
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ecstasy

(medicine) (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) illegal recreational drug in increasing use since the 1980s. It is a modified amphetamine with mild psychedelic effects, and works by releasing large a mounts of serotonin (a neurotransmitter) from the brain. The effects of the drug are to int...
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