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English definition of “ravish”

ravish

verb uk   /ˈræv.ɪʃ/ us  

ravish verb (PLEASURE)

[T usually passive] literary to give great pleasure to someone: I was utterly ravished by the way she smiled.Causing pleasure

ravish verb (FORCE)

[T] old use or literary to force a woman to have sex against her wishesPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in general
(Definition of ravish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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