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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Swoon \Swoon\, verb (used without an object) [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.

The sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. --Lam. ii. 11.

The most in years . . . swooned first away for pain. --Dryden.

He seemed ready to swoon away in the surprise of joy. --Tatler.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Swooning \Swoon"ing\, a. & n. from {Swoon}, v. -- {Swoon"ing*ly}, adverb

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

swooning

adjective

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}]


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