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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 Fainting, n. [1913 Webster] Hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away. --Guardian. [1913 Webster] If I send them away fasting . . . they will faint by the way. --Mark viii. 8. [1913 Webster] 2. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to become depressed or despondent. [1913 Webster] If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. --Prov. xxiv. 10. [1913 Webster] 3. To decay; to disappear; to vanish. [1913 Webster] Gilded clouds, while we gaze upon them, faint before the eye. --Pope. [1913 Webster]