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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ravish \Rav"ish\ (r[a^]v"[i^]sh), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ravished (-[i^]sht); p. pr. & vb. n. Ravishing.] [OE. ravissen, F. ravir, fr. L. rapere to snatch or tear away, to ravish. See Rapacious, Rapid, and -ish.] 1. To seize and carry away by violence; to snatch by force. [1913 Webster] These hairs which thou dost ravish from my chin Will quicken, and accuse thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster] This hand shall ravish thy pretended right. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To transport with joy or delight; to delight to ecstasy. "Ravished . . . for the joy." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thou hast ravished my heart. --Cant. iv. 9. [1913 Webster] 3. To have carnal knowledge of (a woman) by force, and against her consent; to rape. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To transport; entrance; enrapture; delight; violate; deflower; force. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "ravished": abandoned, amok, bellowing, berserk, bursting with happiness, carried away, delirious, demoniac, distracted, ecstatic, elate, elated, enchanted, enraptured, enravished, entranced, exalted, exultant, feral, ferocious, fierce, flushed, frantic, freaked out, frenzied, fulminating, furious, haggard, high, hog-wild, howling, hysterical, imparadised, in a transport, in ecstasies, in heaven, in hysterics, in paradise, in raptures, in seventh heaven, intoxicated, jubilant, mad, madding, maniac, on cloud nine, orgasmic, orgiastic, overjoyed, overjoyful, possessed, rabid, raging, ramping, ranting, rapt, raptured, rapturous, raving, rhapsodic, roaring, running mad, sent, storming, transported, uncontrollable, violent, wild, wild-eyed, wild-looking
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

RAVISHED, pleadings. In indictments for rape, this technical word must be introduced, for no other word, nor any circumlocution, will answer the purpose. The defendant should be charged with having "feloniously ravished" the prosecutrix, or woman mentioned in the indictment. Bac. Ab. Indictment, G l; Com. Dig. Indictment, G 6; Hawk. B. 2, c. 25, s. 56; Cro. C. C. 37; 1 Hale, 628: 2 Hale, 184 Co. Litt. 184, n. p.; 2 Inst. 180; 1 East, P. C. 447. The words "feloniously did ravish and carnally know," imply that the act was done forcibly and against the will of the woman. 12 S. & R. 70. Vide 3 Chit. Cr. Law, 812.