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raptus

[rap-tuh s] /ˈræp təs/
noun
1.
a state of intense or overwhelming excitement; rapture; ecstasy.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin: a seizing, equivalent to rap(ere) to seize, abduct, rape1 + -tus suffix of v. action
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