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verb (used with object), en·rap·tured, en·rap·tur·ing.
  1. to move to rapture; delight beyond measure: We were enraptured by her singing.
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Origin of enrapture

First recorded in 1730–40; en-1 + rapture
Related formsen·rap·tured·ly, adverbun·en·rap·tured, adjective

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Related Words for enraptured

bewitch, elate, fascinate, enthrall, beguile, enchant, enamor, gratify, entrance, rejoice, allure, ravish, please, send, delight, score, charm, gladden, spellbind, attract

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British Dictionary definitions for enraptured


  1. (tr) to fill with delight; enchant
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Word Origin and History for enraptured



1740, from en- (1) + rapture. Related: Enraptured.

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