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Definition of "fainted" []

  • Lacking clarity, brightness, volume, etc (adjective)
  • Lacking conviction or force; weak (adjective)
  • Feeling dizzy or weak as if about to lose consciousness (adjective)
  • Without boldness or courage; timid (esp in the combination faint-hearted) (adjective)
  • To lose consciousness, esp momentarily, as through weakness (verb)
  • To fail or become weak, esp in hope or courage (verb)
  • A sudden spontaneous loss of consciousness, usually momentary, caused by an insufficient supply of blood to the brain (noun)
  • Simple past tense and past participle of faint. (verb)

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Use "fainted" in a sentence
  • "The man fainted from the wound, and his comrades covered him with their shields, at the same time showering missiles upon Pullo and preventing him from advancing further."
  • "And she gave not over reproaching him, till the blood streamed from his nostrils and he again fainted away."
  • "As he thus echoed the cry of triumph uttered by the Scots when bursting open the outer gate of the tower, the foundations of the building shook, and Lady Mar, almost insensible with terror, received the exhausted body of her husband into her arms; he fainted from the transport his weakened frame was unable to bear."