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Definition of Fainting

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swooning, passing out, losing consciousness
temporarily lose consciousness, swoon, black out, pass out
Fainting Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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\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.
fit, a fainting or swoon; syncope. [colloq.]

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 fainting fit 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gloesyndod = n. fainting state
Llesmar = n. a fainting fit
Llewygawl = a. swooning, fainting
Llewygiad = n. a fainting away
Llymhun = n. a fainting fit
Masawd = n. a swooning, a fainting
WordNet 2.0

1. a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
(synonym) swoon, syncope, deliquium
(hypernym) loss of consciousness
(derivation) conk, swoon, pass out

1. pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
(synonym) conk, swoon, pass out
(hypernym) zonk out, pass out, black out
(derivation) swoon, syncope, deliquium

1. barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc; "a faint outline"; "the wan sun cast faint shadows"; "the faint light of a distant candle"; "faint colors"; "a faint hissing sound"; "a faint aroma"
(similar) perceptible
2. lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"
(synonym) dim, shadowy, vague, wispy
(similar) indistinct
3. lacking strength or vigor; "damning with faint praise"; "faint resistance"; "feeble efforts"; "a feeble voice"
(synonym) feeble
(similar) weak
4. weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep"
(synonym) light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded
(similar) ill, sick
5. indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
(similar) indistinct
6. lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady"
(synonym) fainthearted, timid
(similar) cowardly, fearful
Fainting Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of fainting or weakness
Dream Dictionary
To dream of fainting, signifies illness in your family and unpleasant news of the absent.

If a young woman dreams of fainting, it denotes that she will fall into ill health and experience disappointment from her careless way of living.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Fainting Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Syncope, also known as fainting, passing out and swooning, is defined as a short loss of consciousness and muscle strength, characterized by a fast onset, short duration, and spontaneous recovery. It is due to a decrease in blood flow to the entire brain usually from low blood pressure. Some causes have prodromal symptoms before the loss of consciousness occurs. These symptoms may include lightheadedness, sweating, pale skin, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, and feeling warm, among others. Syncope may also be associated with a short episode of muscle twitching. If a person does not completely lose consciousness and muscle strength it is referred to as presyncope. It is recommended that presyncope be treated the same as syncope.

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