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Meaning of SWOON

Pronunciation:  swoon

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
  2. [v]  pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
 

SWOON is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: conk, faint, faint, pass out, syncope
 
 See Also: black out, loss of consciousness, zonk out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
          The sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. --Lam.
                                                   ii. 11.
    
          The most in years . . . swooned first away for pain.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
          He seemed ready to swoon away in the surprise of joy.
                                                   --Tatler.
    
    
  2. \Swoon\, n.
    A fainting fit; syncope.
    
    
 

 

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