[ek-stat-ik] /ɛkˈstæt ɪk/
of, relating to, or characterized by or a state of sudden, intense, overpowering emotion: an ecstatic frenzy;
ecstatic cheering for the winning team.
subject to or in a state of ecstasy; full of joy; rapturous:
They are absolutely ecstatic about their new baby.
a person subject to fits of ecstasy:
The author, a known ecstatic, could write only in fits of rage or glee.
fits of delight or rapture
in a trancelike state of great rapture or delight
showing or feeling great enthusiasm: ecstatic applause
a person who has periods of intense trancelike joy
1590s, “mystically absorbed, stupefied,” from Greek ekstatikos “unstable,” from ekstasis (see ecstatic). Meaning “characterized by intense emotions” is from 1660s, now usually pleasurable ones, but not originally always so. Related: Ecstatical; ecstatically.
1. . 1. variant of before a vowel: ectal. abbreviation 1. electroconvulsive therapy ECT abbr. electroconvulsive therapy electroconvulsive therapy
[ek-tad] /ˈɛk tæd/ adverb, Anatomy, Zoology. 1. . ectad ec·tad (ěk’tād’) adv. Toward the outside; outward.
[ek-tl] /ˈɛk tl/ adjective, Anatomy, Zoology. 1. external; outer; on the surface of. ectal ec·tal (ěk’təl) adj. Of or situated on the outside; outer; external.
/ɛkˈteɪzɪə/ noun 1. (pathol) the distension or dilation of a duct, vessel, or hollow viscus ectasia ec·ta·si·a (ěk-tā’zē-ə, -zhə) or ec·ta·sis (ěk’tə-sĭs) n. Dilation or distention of a tubular structure.