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4 definitions found
 for Swoon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swoon \Swoon\, n.
     A fainting fit; syncope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swoon \Swoon\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swooned; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Swooning.] [OE. swounen, swoghenen, for swo?nien, fr.
     swo?en to sigh deeply, to droop, AS. sw[=o]gan to sough,
     sigh; cf. gesw[=o]gen senseless, swooned, gesw[=o]wung a
     swooning. Cf. Sough.]
     To sink into a fainting fit, in which there is an apparent
     suspension of the vital functions and mental powers; to
     faint; -- often with away.
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           The sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. --Lam.
                                                    ii. 11.
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           The most in years . . . swooned first away for pain.
                                                    --Dryden.
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           He seemed ready to swoon away in the surprise of joy.
                                                    --Tatler.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  swoon
      n 1: a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient
           blood to the brain [syn: faint, swoon, syncope,
           deliquium]
      v 1: pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due
           to a loss of blood supply to the brain [syn: faint,
           conk, swoon, pass out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "swoon":
     KO, black out, blackout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, coma,
     crap out, die away, drop, drown, encephalitis lethargica, faint,
     fall senseless, gray out, grayout, high, kayo, keel over, knockout,
     lethargy, lipothymia, lipothymy, narcohypnosis, narcolepsy,
     narcoma, narcosis, narcotic stupor, narcotization, nirvana,
     nirvana principle, nod, nothingness, oblivion, obliviousness,
     pass out, sedation, semiconsciousness, senselessness, shock, sleep,
     sleeping sickness, sopor, stupor, succumb, syncope, thanatosis,
     trance, unconsciousness
  
  

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