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fainting


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  {Fainting  fit},  a  fainting  or  swoon;  syncope.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
  {Fainting},  n. 
 
  Hearing  the  honor  intended  her  she  fainted  away 
  --Guardian. 
 
  If  I  send  them  away  fasting  .  .  .  they  will  faint  by 
  the  way  --Mark  viii. 
  8. 




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