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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ec·sta·sy /ˈɛkstəsi/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ec·sta·sy /ˈɛkstəsɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ec·sta·sy, v. t. To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm. [Obs.]
    The most ecstasied order of holy . . . spirits.   --Jer. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]