rape

Rape is a word for sexual assault. This is one of the worst crimes there is. Rape can also mean to plunder or strip something of resources.

There are few words more powerful than rape, which is a horrifying crime. To rape someone is to force them to have sex with you. This word isn't an obscenity, but its meaning is. There are also some metaphorical meanings, like if a country is said to rape the land of a resource, like oil. Some countries might rape their rain forests by cutting them down. However it's used, rape is a violent and ugly word.

Primary Meanings of rape

1.
nv
the crime of forcing someone to have sex against their will
force (someone) to have sex against their will
2.
n
Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop
Full Definitions of rape
1

n the crime of forcing someone to have sex against their will

Types:
date rape
rape in which the rapist is known to the victim (as when they are on a date together)
carnal abuse, statutory rape
sexual intercourse with a person (girl or boy) who has not reached the age of consent (even if both parties participate willingly)
Type of:
sex crime, sex offense, sexual abuse, sexual assault
a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat

n the act of despoiling a country in warfare

Synonyms:
rapine
Type of:
pillage, pillaging, plundering
the act of stealing valuable things from a place

v force (someone) to have sex against their will

“The woman was raped on her way home at night”
Types:
gang-rape
rape (someone) successively with several attackers
Type of:
assail, assault, attack, set on
attack someone physically or emotionally

v destroy and strip of its possession

“The soldiers raped the beautiful country”
Synonyms:
despoil, plunder, spoil, violate
Type of:
destroy, ruin
destroy completely; damage irreparably
2

n Eurasian plant cultivated for its seed and as a forage crop

Synonyms:
Brassica napus, colza
Type of:
mustard
any of several cruciferous plants of the genus Brassica

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