rap·​tus ˈrap-təs How to pronounce raptus (audio)
: a pathological paroxysm of activity giving vent to impulse or tension (as in an act of violence)

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“Raptus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/raptus. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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