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ravish (verb), ravishes; ravished; ravishing
1. To take away forcefully or to seize: Ancient mythology is filled with stories of gods and godlike creatures ravishing mortals and carrying them away.
2. To force an individual into a sexual act against that person's will or desire: The police report noted that poor Celia had been ravished by a gang of unmerciful rebels.
3. To be highly emotional about something: Harriet was ravished by the view of the valley from the pinnacle of the mountain.
4. Etymology: from Middle English, "to seize, to take away by violence"; from Middle French raviss-, stem of ravir; ultimately from Latin rapere, "to seize, to rob".
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