Ravished
Ravish Rav"ish (r[a^]v"[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ravished} (-[i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Ravishing}.] [OE. ravissen, F. ravir, fr. L. rapere to snatch or tear away, to ravish. See {Rapacious}, {Rapid}, and {-ish}.] 1. To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force. [1913 Webster]

These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin Will quicken, and accuse thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

This hand shall ravish thy pretended right. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy. ``Ravished . . . for the joy.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Thou hast ravished my heart. --Cant. iv. 9. [1913 Webster]

3. To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and against her consent; to rape. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To transport; entrance; enrapture; delight; violate; deflower; force. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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