ravishment

[rav-ish-muh nt]

noun

rapture or ecstasy.
violent removal.
the forcible abduction of a woman.

Nearby words

  1. ravings,
  2. ravioli,
  3. ravish,
  4. ravishing,
  5. ravishingly,
  6. raw,
  7. raw bar,
  8. raw deal,
  9. raw fibers,
  10. raw material

Origin of ravishment

1470–80; < Middle French ravissement, equivalent to raviss- (see ravish) + -ment -ment

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Word Origin and History for ravishment

ravishment

n.

1530s, from Middle French ravissement (14c.), from ravir (see ravish).

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