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Multiple Meanings
ecstasy — as in:  a state of ecstasy

the agony and the ecstasy of intense sports competition
a state of intense happiness

More rarely, ecstasy is used as the street name of an illegal drug known to produce feelings of euphoria, but associated with damage of the central nervous system.

Still more rarely, ecstasy can reference a trance, frenzy, or altered state of consciousness marked by overwhelming emotion — especially joy from a religious experience.
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