noun, plural ec·sta·sies.
Origin of ecstasy
Examples from the Web for ecstasy
No more wishing you could feel her hot breath on your neck as she writhes in ecstasy.Sotheby’s for Sex: The Problem with Auctioning Off Sex with A Porn Star|Aurora Snow|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All Higuain had to do was pause, mark his target, and kick Argentina to ecstasy.
His experiments most famously introduced the empathogenic drug MDMA into the popular consciousness—under its street name, Ecstasy.The Week in Death: Alexander Shulgrin, Who Synthesized the Drug Ecstasy|The Telegraph|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some have found Ecstasy to be cut with other dangerous chemicals such as pesticides, chlorine, and toxic household cleaners.
It all comes down to MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) and its two forms of distribution: Molly and Ecstasy.
Now he was in a state bordering on ecstasy, and all that he had drunk seemed to fly to his head with redoubled effect.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
The ecstasy he felt seemed suddenly to turn itself inward and demand of him new destinations.Erik Dorn|Ben Hecht
In their eyes there was the light of ecstasy, the spiritual gratitude of children for the joy that had come after pain.People of Destiny|Philip Gibbs
He was lost in ecstasy before the masterpieces of Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
They had fallen on their knees when Seraphitus had turned to the dawn, and they were inspired by his ecstasy.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
British Dictionary definitions for ecstasy
noun plural -sies
Word Origin for ecstasy
Word Origin and History for ecstasy
late 14c., "in a frenzy or stupor, fearful, excited," from Old French estaise "ecstasy, rapture," from Late Latin extasis, from Greek ekstasis "entrancement, astonishment; any displacement," in New Testament "a trance," from existanai "displace, put out of place," also "drive out of one's mind" (existanai phrenon), from ek "out" (see ex-) + histanai "to place, cause to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Used by 17c. mystical writers for "a state of rapture that stupefied the body while the soul contemplated divine things," which probably helped the meaning shift to "exalted state of good feeling" (1610s). Slang use for the drug 3,4-methylendioxymethamphetamine dates from 1985.