1. The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries. Like a mad prophet in an ecstasy. (Dryden) This is the very ecstasy of love. (Shak)
3. Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness. That unmatched form and feature of blown youth Blasted with ecstasy. (Shak) Our words will but increase his ecstasy. (Marlowe)
4. (Science: medicine) 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.