raptus

raptus

[rap-tuhs]
noun
a state of intense or overwhelming excitement; rapture; ecstasy.

Origin:
1840–50; < Latin: a seizing, equivalent to rap(ere) to seize, abduct, rape1 + -tus suffix of v. action

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raptus

noun
1. a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease; "he suffered an epileptic seizure" [syn: seizure
2. a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion; "listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens [syn: ecstasy
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