fainting

fainting
fainting;
un·fainting;

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  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 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

  • Fainting goat — A young fainting goat in the midst of a myotonic fainting spell. A fainting goat is a breed of domestic goat whose muscles freeze for roughly 10 seconds when the goat is startled. Though painless, this generally results in the animal collapsing… …   Wikipedia

  • Fainting game — The fainting game (also known as the choking game and a wide variety of local slang names), refers to intentionally cutting off oxygen to the brain with the goal of inducing temporary syncope and euphoria. There are two distinct methods used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Fainting room — A fainting room was a room, used during the Victorian era, where women could go to rest when feeling faint. Fainting rooms often included couches where users could faint or recline without fearing bodily harm. Such couches or sofas typically had… …   Wikipedia

  • fainting fit — noun or fainting spell : fainting, swoon, syncope …   Useful english dictionary

  • fainting spell — noun see fainting fit …   Useful english dictionary

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