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ecstasy - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'ecstasy' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Ecstasy [ n.]
- 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.
- Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.
- Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness.
- 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.
2 . Ecstasy [ v. t.]
- To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.

Meaning of 'ecstasy' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . ecstasy [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
Example in sentence:
  • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture