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Ravishing


RAV'ISHING, participle present tense

1. Snatching or taking by violence; compelling to submit to carnal intercourse; delighting to ecstasy.

2. adjective Delighting to rapture; transporting.

RAV'ISHING, noun

1. A seizing and carrying away by violence.

2. Carnal knowledge by force against consent.

3. Ecstatic delight; transport.