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rapture

  

      n  
1    the state of mind resulting from feelings of high emotion; joyous ecstasy  
2    often pl   an expression of ecstatic joy  
3    the act of transporting a person from one sphere of existence to another, esp. from earth to heaven  
      vb  
4    tr  
Archaic or literary   to entrance; enrapture  
     (C17: from Medieval Latin raptura, from Latin raptus rapt1)  
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rapture

  
  
beatitude, bliss, cloud nine     (informal)   delectation, delight, ecstasy, enthusiasm, euphoria, exaltation, felicity, happiness, joy, ravishment, rhapsody, seventh heaven, spell, transport  

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