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Origin: f. Extase, L. Ecstasis, fr. Gr, fr. To put out of place, derange; = out _ to set, stand. See Ex-, and Stand] [Also written extasy.

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)

2. Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight. He on the tender grass Would sit, and hearken even to ecstasy. (Milton)

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.

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Use of diuretics

... surely be helpful.. 2. This led me to think: let Alice consume an anti-diuretic substance such as MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine - "Ecstasy" - illicit but indeed consumed). Is there any reason why Alice should not use a diuretic substance to help her urinate? Almost all causes ...

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So me and a friend are arguing about water intoxication...

... This means excessive pressure is put on the brain, and the victim can go into a coma, or die. This happens sometimes with people who have taken ecstasy - they're told to drink, but the drug causes repetitive actions, and they drink so much that water poisoning (hyponatremia) occurs. So, to (finally) ...

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