2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.

He on the tender grass
Would sit, and hearken even to ecstasy.

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.

Our words will but increase his ecstasy.

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. Mayne.

(Ec"sta*sy), v. t. To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm. [Obs.]

The most ecstasied order of holy . . . spirits.
Jer. Taylor.

(Ec*stat"ic) a. [Gr. fr. : cf. F. extatique. See Ecstasy, n.]

1. Pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion; of the nature, or in a state, of ecstasy; as, ecstatic gaze; ecstatic trance.

This ecstatic fit of love and jealousy.

2. Delightful beyond measure; rapturous; ravishing; as, ecstatic bliss or joy.

(Ec*stat"ic), n. An enthusiast. [R.] Gauden.

(Ec*stat"ic*al) a.

1. Ecstatic. Bp. Stillingfleet.

2. Tending to external objects. [R.] Norris.

(Ec*stat"ic*al*ly), adv. Rapturously; ravishingly.

(Ect- Ec"to-) . A combining form signifying without, outside, external.

(Ec"tad) adv. [Ect- + L. ad towards.] (Anat.) Toward the outside or surface; — opposed to entad. B. G. Wilder.

(Ec"tal) a. [See Ect-.] (Anat.) Pertaining to, or situated near, the surface; outer; — opposed to ental. B. G. Wilder.

(||Ec*ta"si*a) n. [NL. See Ectasis.] (Med.) A dilatation of a hollow organ or of a canal.

(||Ec"ta*sis) n. [L., fr. Gr. 'ek out + to stretch.] (Pros.) The lengthening of a syllable from short to long.

(Ec*ten"tal) a. [Gr. outside + inside.] (Biol.) Relating to, or connected with, the two primitive germ layers, the ectoderm and ectoderm; as, the "ectental line" or line of juncture of the two layers in the segmentation of the ovum. C. S. Minot.

(Ec"ter*on) n. [See Ect-.] (Anat.) The external layer of the skin and mucous membranes; epithelium; ecderon.Ec`ter*on"ic a.

(Ec*teth"moid) a. [Ect- + ethmoid.] (Anat.) External to the ethmoid; prefrontal.

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