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
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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.
Satis sit; cruciorpro te, usque ad animi deliquium. A requiebros castellanos, portugueses y latinos, ?que desden sera bastante a enojarse y resistirlos?
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.