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rape 1

a. The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.
b. The crime of using force or threat of force to compel a person to submit to some other sexual penetration.
c. Other unlawful sexual intercourse or penetration, as with an unconscious person or person below the age of or incapable of consent.
d. An instance of any of these crimes.
2. The act of seizing and carrying off by force; abduction: the rape of Europa by Zeus.
3. The act of pillaging or plundering: the rape of the city by the invaders.
4. Abusive or improper treatment; spoiling or abuse: the rape of the land by polluters.
tr.v. raped, rap·ing, rapes
1. To use force or threat of force to compel (another person) to submit to sexual intercourse or other sexual penetration.
2. To seize and carry off by force.
3. To plunder or pillage.
4. To treat improperly; abuse or spoil.

[Middle English, from rapen, to rape, from Old French raper, to abduct, from Latin rapere, to seize; see rep- in Indo-European roots.]

rap′er n.

rape 2

Either of two European plants (Brassica napus or B. rapa) of the mustard family, cultivated as fodder and for their seeds, which yield a valuable oil. Certain varieties of these plants yield canola oil. Also called colza, oilseed rape.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin rāpa, pl. of rāpum, turnip.]

rape 3

The refuse of grapes left after the extraction of the juice in winemaking.

[French râpe, grape stalk, pomace, from Old French raspe, from rasper, to scrape (in reference to the scraping of grapes off the stalk in making wine); see rasp.]
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Adj.1.raped - having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence; "the raped countryside"
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"
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It is true that he had slain Hauptmann Fritz Schneider, that Underlieutenant von Goss had died at his hands, and that he had otherwise wreaked vengeance upon the men of the German company who had murdered, pillaged, and raped at Tarzan's bungalow in the Waziri country.
This is appalling, especially considering that hardly a week goes by without reports of toddlers, teens or grandmothers being raped.
However, there is no reason why a man cannot be raped by a woman; this reality directly contradicts with the pre-existential chauvinist mindsets of Pakistanis that a male's masculinity is untouchable.
MORE than one male a week on Teesside reported that they'd been raped last year - and nearly half of those were boys aged 10 and under.
WOMEN are more likely to be raped by their partner or ex-partner than anyone else, alarming new figures have shown.
India has been struggling to deal with a spate of brutal sexual assaults in recent months.A 17-year-old girl from India's eastern state of Jharkhand is fighting for life after she was raped and set alight.
It is only some extreme cases that catch public attention, like the case of a raped and bleeding child awaiting treatment for hours at the Civil Hospital in Gurugram in March this year.
According to the so far investigations carried out under the order of IOK Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, she was kept in confinement in a local temple for several days, where she was constantly raped and given sedatives for keeping her unconscious.
Anthony Taberna, ABS-CBN reporter, anchor and one of the hosts of its TV morning show Umagang Kay Ganda, recently apologized after taking heat from netizens who criticized him for his comments regarding the case of a 19-year-old woman who was raped by three men after she met up with one of them whom she was chatting with online.
Sources told Malay Mail yesterday that a teenage girl who was allegedly raped by nine soldiers in Kluang late last year was hospitalised after failing to take her own life last month.
According to police, a man - whose identification not disclosed - approached the council and complained that his 12-year-old sister had been raped by his cousin.
Duterte said when he saw that the missionary had been raped, he thought she was so beautiful he as mayor should have been first.