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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Ravish  \Rav"ish\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ravished};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Ravishing}.]  [OE.  ravissen  F.  ravir,  fr  L.  rapere  to 
  snatch  or  tear  away  to  ravish.  See  {Rapacious},  {Rapid},  and 
  1.  To  seize  and  carry  away  by  violence;  to  snatch  by  force. 
  These  hairs  which  thou  dost  ravish  from  my  chin  Will 
  quicken,  and  accuse  thee.  --Shak. 
  This  hand  shall  ravish  thy  pretended  right 
  2.  To  transport  with  joy  or  delight;  to  delight  to  ecstasy. 
  ``Ravished  .  .  .  for  the  joy.''  --Chaucer. 
  Thou  hast  ravished  my  heart.  --Cant.  iv  9. 
  3.  To  have  carnal  knowledge  of  (a  woman)  by  force,  and 
  against  her  consent;  to  rape.  --Shak. 
  Syn:  To  transport;  entrance;  enrapture;  delight;  violate; 
  deflour;  force. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  assault  sexually;  force  to  have  sex  [syn:  {rape},  {violate}, 
  {dishonor},  {dishonour},  {outrage}] 
  2:  hold  spellbound  [syn:  {enchant},  {enrapture},  {transport},  {enthrall}, 
  {enthral},  {delight}]  [ant:  {disenchant}] 

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