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- n. A woman perceived to have a highly sensitive emotional state, or prone to quasi-mystical trances.
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek ἐκστατικός (ekstatikos). (Wiktionary)
Aachen, in 1611, that of the pretended ecstatica, Madeleine Bavent, who upon similar charges was put to death with her confessor at