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.
Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture;
Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive
grief of anxiety; insanity; madness.
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.