2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.
He on the tender grassMilton.
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 youthShak.
Blasted with ecstasy.
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. 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.Hammond.
2. Delightful beyond measure; rapturous; ravishing; as, ecstatic bliss or joy.
(Ec*stat"ic), n. An enthusiast. [R.] Gauden.
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*teth"moid) a. [Ect- + ethmoid.] (Anat.) External to the ethmoid; prefrontal.