rapture of the deep(redirected from Before Time Began)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
1. narcosis produced by nitrogenous materials such as occurs in certain forms of uremia and hepatic coma;
2. stuporous condition characterized by disorientation and by loss of judgment and skill, attributed to an increased partial pressure of nitrogen in the inspired air of deep-sea divers during underwater operations. Commonly referred to as "rapture of the deep." Synonym(s): rapture of the deep
rap·ture of the deep(răp′chər)
See nitrogen narcosis.
Prevention Use helium-oxygen gas