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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. weak and likely to lose consciousness;
- Example: "suddenly felt faint from the pain"
- Example: "was sick and faint from hunger"
- Example: "felt light in the head"
- Example: "a swooning fit"
- Example: "light-headed with wine"
- Example: "light-headed from lack of sleep"
[syn: faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swooning \Swoon"ing\, a. & n. from Swoon, v. -- Swoon"ing*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swooning adj 1: weak and likely to lose consciousness; "suddenly felt faint from the pain"; "was sick and faint from hunger"; "felt light in the head"; "a swooning fit"; "light-headed with wine"; "light-headed from lack of sleep" [syn: faint, light, swooning, light-headed, lightheaded]