stato-, stat-, sta-, -static, -stasi, staso-, -stasis, -stasia, -stacy, -stitute, -stitution, -sist

(Latin: standing, to stay, to make firm, fixed; cause to stand, to put, to place, to put in place, to remain in place; to stand still)

dysstasia, dystasia
Difficulty in standing.
ecstacy (s), ecstacies (pl)
An obsolete or outdated spelling of ecstasy.
ecstasy (s) (noun), ecstasies (pl)
1. Intense joy or delight.
2. A state of emotion so intense that one is carried beyond thought and self-control.
3. The trance or rapture of a mystic or prophetic exaltation (being carried away by overwhelming emotion).
4. Rapturous delights.
5. Overpowering emotions or exaltations; states of sudden, intense feelings.
6. The frenzy of poetic inspirations.
7. Mental transports or raptures from the contemplation of divine things.
8. Etymology: from Old French extasie and Late Latin extasis, from Greek ekstasis, a derivative of the verb existanai, "to displace, to drive out of one's mind".

In its original sense, ecstasy referred to a trancelike condition marked by a loss of rational experience and by concentration on a single emotion; now, it usually means intense delight.

ecstatic (adjective)
1. Of or pertaining to ecstasy, or being extremely happy.
2. A reference to, or caused by, ecstasy or an excessive emotion; of the nature, or in a state, of ecstasy; as, an ecstatic gaze; an ecstatic trance.
3. In a state of ecstasy; enraptured; delightful beyond measure; rapturous; ravishing: "She was in a state of ecstatic joy when the publisher decided to publish her novel."
4. Etymology: A compound formed from the prefix ek-, "out" and histanae, "place" (a distant relative of English word stand). In other words, anyone who is ecstatic can be described as being "out of his/her mind."

The underlying notion of being "beside oneself, in the grip of extreme passion" has survived in modern English as it relates to mystic experiences or trances, and also, in such phrases as "an ecstasy of rage", and the specific sense of "delight" developed more recently, as historical times are concerned, perhaps in the 17th century.

—Based on information from
Dictionary of Word Origins by John Ayto;
Arcade Publishing; New York; 1990.
ecstatically (adverb)
1. In an ecstatic manner: "His wife reacted ecstatically when he told her that they were going on a cruise ship."
2. A description of extreme happiness, especially when feeling pleasure.
1. The stopping of a hemorrhage (bleeding) by applying a high frequency current.
2. Hemostasis or stopping bleeding by means of an electric device, as an electrocautery (burning).
3. The stopping of hemorrhaging by the application of a high-frequency electric current in the reduction or prevention of bleeding during surgical operations while using an electrosurgical knife.
1. Situated at the same distance from two or more places or points.
2. Representing map distances true to scale in all directions.
1. Advocating the principle of an established church; characteristic of those who advocate this principle.
2. One who adheres to or favors a church for the reason that it is established.
3. One who supports the principle of an "Establishment" or an "Established Church". Also, an adherent of the "Established Church" (usually a reference to the Church of England).

Related word families intertwined with "to place, placing, to put; to add; to stay; to attach" word units: fix-; pon-; prosth-; the-, thes-.