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rapt

adjective uk   /ræpt/ us  
giving complete attention, or showing complete involvement, or (of attention) complete: She sat with a rapt expression reading her book. The children watched with rapt attention.Excited, interested and enthusiastic Australian English informal (also wrapped) extremely happy or excitedEnclosing, surrounding and immersing
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