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ravish

verb

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1 to engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
  • invaders guilty of murdering and ravishing villagers

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  • date rape
  • gang rape
2 to fill with overwhelming emotion (as wonder or delight)
  • travelers have long been ravished with wonder and awe by the immensity of the Great Pyramid at Giza

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The first known use of ravish was in the 14th century

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“Ravish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ravish. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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