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swoon

swoon

 
 
pronunciation:
swun
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: swooned, swooning, swoons
definition 1: to lose consciousness; faint.
Several soldiers swooned from exhaustion and the intense desert heat.
similar words:
faint, pass out
definition 2: to fall into a state of hysteria, rapture, or spiritual ecstasy.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a loss of consciousness; fainting spell.
similar words:
faint
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derivation: swooningly (adv.)