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Topic: DRUG CULTURE

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Greek ekstasis, from existanai 'to make mad'

ecstasy

noun
     
ec‧sta‧sy plural ecstasies
1 [uncountable and countable] a feeling of extreme happiness
in (an) ecstasy
She was in an ecstasy of love.
go into ecstasies (=become very happy and excited)
2MDD [uncountable] an illegal drug that gives a feeling of happiness and energy. Ecstasy is especially used by people who go out to dance at clubs and parties.
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