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 for swooning
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swooning \Swoon"ing\,
     a. & n. from Swoon, v. -- Swoon"ing*ly, adv.
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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) :

  swooning
      adj 1: 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" [syn:
             faint, light, swooning, light-headed,
             lightheaded]

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