Fainting
Fainting Faint"ing, n. Syncope, or loss of consciousness owing to a sudden arrest of the blood supply to the brain, the face becoming pallid, the respiration feeble, and the heat's beat weak. [1913 Webster]

{Fainting fit}, a fainting or swoon; syncope. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • fainting — fainting; un·fainting; …   English syllables

  • Fainting — Faint Faint, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fainted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fainting}.] 1. To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or mental functions; to swoon; sometimes with away. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fainting — noun Fainting is used before these nouns: ↑fit, ↑spell …   Collocations dictionary

  • fainting — noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English fainting, feinting, from gerund of fainten, feinten to faint : the act of one who faints: a. : a growing faint : depression b. : loss of consciousness resulting from arrest …   Useful english dictionary

  • fainting —       in physiology, loss of consciousness owing to a temporary decrease in the blood supply to the brain. See syncope. * * * …   Universalium

  • fainting — noun An act of collapsing to a state to temporary unconsciousness …   Wiktionary

  • fainting — n. see syncope …   Medical dictionary

  • fainting — n. swooning, passing out, losing consciousness feɪnt n. swoon, temporary loss of consciousness v. temporarily lose consciousness, swoon, black out, pass out adj. weak, feeble; limp; dim; faded; fainthearted, timid …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fainting — n.; see syncope …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Fainting fit — Fainting Faint ing, n. Syncope, or loss of consciousness owing to a sudden arrest of the blood supply to the brain, the face becoming pallid, the respiration feeble, and the heat s beat weak. [1913 Webster] {Fainting fit}, a fainting or swoon;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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