Definition of faint noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

faint

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//feɪnt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//feɪnt//
 
Being ill
 
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[singular] the state of becoming unconscious He fell to the ground in a dead faint. See related entries: Being ill Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘feigned’, also ‘feeble, cowardly’, surviving in faint-hearted): from Old French faint, past participle of faindre, from Latin fingere ‘mould, contrive’. Compare with feint.
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