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  1. Extreme pleasure, happiness or excitement.
  2. In some forms of fundamentalist Protestant eschatology, the event when Jesus returns and gathers the souls of living believers. (Usually "the rapture.")
  3. The act of kidnapping or abducting, especially the forceful carrying off of a woman.
  4. Rape; ravishment; sexual violation.
  5. The act of carrying, conveying, transporting or sweeping along by force of movement; the force of such movement; the fact of being carried along by such movement.
  6. A spasm; a fit; a syncope; delirium.


Latin raptūra, future active participle of rapiō (“snatch, carry off”)

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