The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Faint \Faint\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fainted; p. pr. & vb. n.
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
Hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away.
If I send them away fasting . . . they will faint by
the way. --Mark viii.
2. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to
become depressed or despondent.
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength
is small. --Prov. xxiv.
3. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
Gilded clouds, while we gaze upon them, faint before
the eye. --Pope.