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rapture of the deep

noun, Pathology.
Origin of rapture of the deep
1950-55; coined by J. Y. Cousteau as a translation of the French phrase ivresse des grandes profondeurs Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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rapture of the deep rap·ture of the deep (rāp'chər)
See nitrogen narcosis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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