deliquium


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deliquium

(dɪˈlɪkwɪəm)
n
1. loss of consciousness; fainting
2. literary a disappearance or absence, esp of light during an eclipse
3. archaic a melting away; liquefaction
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Noun1.deliquium - a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the braindeliquium - a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
loss of consciousness - the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond
References in classic literature ?
The result is dulness of sight, a stagnation of the vital circulations, and a general deliquium and sloughing off of all the intellectual faculties.
Next to the demonstrable and quantifiable, Martin introduces the fluid realm of immediate sensory experience, as her grid structure seems to shift, dissolve, and dematerialize in our attention--its deliquium brought to being in our changes of viewing distance.
Sonno e animi deliquium nel viaggio ultra-terreno di Dante.