ravishment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ravish +‎ -ment

Noun[edit]

ravishment (countable and uncountable, plural ravishments)

  1. ecstasy
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 4:
      Joseph Sedley, who was fond of music, and soft-hearted, was in a state of ravishment during the performance of the song, and profoundly touched at its conclusion.
  2. seizure by force
  3. (dated or BDSM) rape