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rapture of the deep

noun, Pathology
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; coined by J. Y. Cousteau as a translation of the French phrase ivresse des grandes profondeurs
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  • Nitrogen can cause a condition called nitrogen narcosis or rapture of the deep, which is similar to alcohol intoxication.
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rapture of the deep rap·ture of the deep (rāp'chər)
n.
See nitrogen narcosis.

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