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ecstasy

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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the grass, or they are gone.
Thomas F. Kennedy
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἔκστασις (ekstasis) < ἐξίστημι (eksistēmi), I displace) < ἐκ (ek), out) and ἵστημι (histēmi), I stand).

Noun

Singular
ecstasy

Plural
ecstasies

ecstasy (ecstasies)
  1. Intense pleasure.
  2. A state of emotion so intense that a person is carried beyond rational thought and self-control.
  3. A trance, frenzy, or rapture associated with mystic or prophetic exaltation.
  4. (slang) The drug MDMA, a synthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family.

Synonyms

  • (the drug): MDMA; (Modern Vernacular) E, XTC, X

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