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ecstasy

noun uk   /ˈek.stə.si/ us  

ecstasy noun (EMOTION)

[C or U] a state of extreme happiness, especially when feeling pleasure: She threw her head back as if in ecstasy. sexual ecstasy

ecstasy noun (DRUG)

[U] ( abbreviation E) a powerful drug that makes you feel very active and can cause you to hallucinate (= see or hear things that do not exist)
Translations of “ecstasy”
in Korean 황홀감…
in Arabic نَشوة, ابتِهاج…
in French extase…
in Turkish mest olma, kendinden geçme, ayağı yerden kesilme hali…
in Italian estasi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 情感, 狂喜,欣喜若狂…
in Russian экстаз, исступление…
in Polish ekstaza, uniesienie…
in Spanish euforia, éxtasis…
in Portuguese êxtase, enlevo…
in German die Ekstase, die Verzückung…
in Catalan èxtasi…
in Japanese 有頂天…
in Chinese (Simplified) 情感, 狂喜,欣喜若狂…
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