- 1to become unconscious when not enough blood is going to your brain, usually because of the heat, a shock, etc. synonym pass out
- 2 to faint from hunger Suddenly the woman in front of me fainted. I'm practically fainting from the heat in here.
- 3(informal) I almost fainted (= I was very surprised) when she told me.
NAmE//feɪnt//[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they faint
he / she / it faints
past simple fainted
-ing form fainting