1675–85; rapture + -ed2

unraptured, adjective
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ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy.
Often, raptures. an utterance or expression of ecstatic delight.
the carrying of a person to another place or sphere of existence.
the Rapture, Theology. the experience, anticipated by some fundamentalist Christians, of meeting Christ midway in the air upon his return to earth.
Archaic. the act of carrying off.
verb (used with object), raptured, rapturing.

1590–1600; rapt + -ure

raptureless, adjective

rapture, rupture.

1. bliss, beatitude; transport, exaltation. See ecstasy.

1. misery.
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rapture (ˈræptʃə)
1.  the state of mind resulting from feelings of high emotion; joyous ecstasy
2.  (often plural) an expression of ecstatic joy
3.  the act of transporting a person from one sphere of existence to another, esp from earth to heaven
4.  archaic, literary or (tr) to entrance; enrapture
[C17: from Medieval Latin raptūra, from Latin raptusrapt1]

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Word Origin & History

1600, "act of carrying off," from M.Fr. rapture, from M.L. raptura "seizure, rape, kidnapping," from L. raptus "a carrying off" (see rapt). Originally of women and cognate with rape (v.). Sense of "spiritual ecstasy" first recorded 1629.
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Example sentences
Furthermore, if there was global warming the don't care because they are about to be raptured up in the coming end times.
She eagerly longed to see a place in which she fancied charms short only of those which a raptured saint imagines in heaven.
Unless of course they all got raptured up to heaven.
Periodically during the cleanup operations, explosions raptured container casings and directly exposed contaminants.
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