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Definition of faint verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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