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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swoon \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. [1913 Webster] The sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. --Lam. ii. 11. [1913 Webster] The most in years . . . swooned first away for pain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] He seemed ready to swoon away in the surprise of joy. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]




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