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Meaning of BLACKOUT

Pronunciation:  'blak`awt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
  2. [n]  a momentary loss of consciousness
  3. [n]  the failure of electric power for a general region
  4. [n]  darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)
  5. [n]  a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

BLACKOUT is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: amnesia, brownout, dimout, memory loss
 See Also: anterograde amnesia, break, cognitive state, dark, darkness, forgetfulness, intermission, interruption, pause, posttraumatic amnesia, power failure, power outage, retrograde amnesia, selective amnesia, state of mind, suspension, transient global amnesia, unconsciousness



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: agnosia, amnesia, anoxia, asteroids, aurora particles, bamboo curtain, barrier of secrecy, blocking, brownout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, censorship, coma, cosmic particles, cosmic ray bombardment, curtain, dematerialization, departure, dimout, disappearance, disappearing, dispersion, dissipation, dissolution, dissolving, eclipse, elimination, erasure, evanescence, evaporation, extinction, fadeaway, fadeout, fading, faint, fugue, going, grayout, hush-up, intergalactic matter, iron curtain, ironbound security, kayo, knockout, KO, lipothymia, lipothymy, loss of memory, melting, meteor dust impacts, meteors, nirvana, nirvana principle, nothingness, oath of secrecy, oblivion, obliviousness, occultation, official secrecy, pall, passing, pressure suit, radiation, repression, seal of secrecy, security, semiconsciousness, senselessness, sleep, smothering, space bullets, stifling, stupor, suppression, swoon, syncope, the bends, unconsciousness, vanishing, vanishing point, veil, veil of secrecy, weightlessness, wipe, word deafness, wraps