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rapt / rapt/ • adj. 1. completely fascinated by what one is seeing or hearing: Andrew looked at her, rapt. ∎  indicating or characterized by such a state of fascination: they listened with rapt attention. ∎  filled with an intense and pleasurable emotion; enraptured: she shut her eyes and seemed rapt with desire.2. archaic or poetic/lit. having been carried away bodily or transported to heaven: he was rapt on high.DERIVATIVES: rapt·ly adv.rapt·ness n.

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