ec·sta·sy /ˈɛkstəsɪ/ 名詞
Ec·sta·sy n.; pl. Ecstasies [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 extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.
Like a mad prophet in an ecstasy. --Dryden.
This is the very ecstasy of love. --Shak.
2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.
He on the tender grass
Would sit, and hearken even to ecstasy. --Milton.
3. Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness. [Obs.]
That unmatched form and feature of blown youth
Blasted with ecstasy. --Shak.
Our words will but increase his ecstasy. --Marlowe.
4. Med. 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.
Ec·sta·sy, v. t. To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm. [Obs.]
The most ecstasied order of holy . . . spirits. --Jer. Taylor.
n 1: a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion;
"listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles
Dickens [syn: rapture, transport, exaltation, raptus]
2: a state of elated bliss [syn: rapture]
3: street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine [syn: Adam,
XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug]