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swoon

 (swo͞on)
intr.v. swooned, swoon·ing, swoons
1. To faint.
2. To be overwhelmed by ecstatic joy.
n.
1. A fainting spell; syncope.
2. A state of ecstasy or rapture.

[Middle English swounen, probably from iswowen, in a swoon, from Old English geswōgen, past participle of *swōgan, to suffocate.]
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swoon

(swuːn)
vb (intr)
1. (Pathology) a literary word for faint
2. to become ecstatic
n
(Pathology) an instance of fainting
Also (archaic or dialect): swound
[Old English geswōgen insensible, past participle of swōgan (unattested except in compounds) to suffocate]
ˈswooning adj
ˈswooningly adv
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swoon

(swun)

v.i.
1. to faint; lose consciousness.
2. to enter a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy.
n.
3. a faint or fainting fit; syncope.
[1250–1300; Middle English swo(w)nen]
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swoon


Past participle: swooned
Gerund: swooning

Imperative
swoon
swoon
Present
I swoon
you swoon
he/she/it swoons
we swoon
you swoon
they swoon
Preterite
I swooned
you swooned
he/she/it swooned
we swooned
you swooned
they swooned
Present Continuous
I am swooning
you are swooning
he/she/it is swooning
we are swooning
you are swooning
they are swooning
Present Perfect
I have swooned
you have swooned
he/she/it has swooned
we have swooned
you have swooned
they have swooned
Past Continuous
I was swooning
you were swooning
he/she/it was swooning
we were swooning
you were swooning
they were swooning
Past Perfect
I had swooned
you had swooned
he/she/it had swooned
we had swooned
you had swooned
they had swooned
Future
I will swoon
you will swoon
he/she/it will swoon
we will swoon
you will swoon
they will swoon
Future Perfect
I will have swooned
you will have swooned
he/she/it will have swooned
we will have swooned
you will have swooned
they will have swooned
Future Continuous
I will be swooning
you will be swooning
he/she/it will be swooning
we will be swooning
you will be swooning
they will be swooning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swooning
you have been swooning
he/she/it has been swooning
we have been swooning
you have been swooning
they have been swooning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swooning
you will have been swooning
he/she/it will have been swooning
we will have been swooning
you will have been swooning
they will have been swooning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swooning
you had been swooning
he/she/it had been swooning
we had been swooning
you had been swooning
they had been swooning
Conditional
I would swoon
you would swoon
he/she/it would swoon
we would swoon
you would swoon
they would swoon
Past Conditional
I would have swooned
you would have swooned
he/she/it would have swooned
we would have swooned
you would have swooned
they would have swooned
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swoon - a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brainswoon - 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
Verb1.swoon - pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
zonk out, pass out, black out - lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
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swoon

verb
To suffer temporary lack of consciousness:
noun
A temporary loss of consciousness:
Pathology: syncope.
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Translations
إغْماءيُغْمى عَلَيْهِ
mdlobaomdlít
besvimebesvimelsesanfald
falla í yfirliîyfirliî
ģībiensģībšanaģībt

swoon

[swuːn]
A. Ndesmayo m, desvanecimiento m
to fall in a swoondesmayarse, desvanecerse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

swoon

[ˈswuːn]
vise pâmer
npâmoison f
in a swoon → en pâmoison
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swoon

n (old)Ohnmacht f; to fall into a swoonin Ohnmacht fallen or sinken (geh); to be in a swoonohnmächtig sein
vi (old: = faint) → in Ohnmacht fallen, ohnmächtig werden; (fig: over pop star etc) → beinahe ohnmächtig werden (over sb/sth wegen jdm/einer Sache); to swoon over somebody/somethingvom jdm/etw schwärmen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

swoon

[swuːn] (old)
1. nsvenimento
2. visvenire
to swoon over sb (fig) → morire dietro a qn
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

swoon

(swuːn) verb
(an old word for) to faint.
noun
a fainting fit.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

swoon

n. desmayo, síncope;
vi. desfallecer; desmayarse, desvanecerse.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
References in classic literature ?
"Senor Squire," said Sancho, "a man in a swoon has been known to be buried before now, in the belief that he was dead; and it struck me that Queen Maguncia ought to have swooned rather than died; because with life a great many things come right, and the princess's folly was not so great that she need feel it so keenly.
Gryphus recovered from his swoon, opened his eyes, and as his brutality was returning with his senses, he growled "That's it, a fellow is in a hurry to bring to a prisoner his supper, and falls and breaks his arm, and is left lying on the ground."
The Viper, turning about, stung him, and falling into a swoon, the man said to himself, "Woe is me!
And even when the rest have in some measure come to themselves again, and can find words and smiles, Barbara--that soft-hearted, gentle, foolish little Barbara--is suddenly missed, and found to be in a swoon by herself in the back parlour, from which swoon she falls into hysterics, and from which hysterics into a swoon again, and is, indeed, so bad, that despite a mortal quantity of vinegar and cold water she is hardly a bit better at last than she was at first.
For two Hours did I rave thus madly and should not then have left off, as I was not in the least fatigued, had not Sophia who was just recovered from her swoon, intreated me to consider that Night was now approaching and that the Damps began to fall.
And now a full memory of the trial, of the judges, of the sable draperies, of the sentence, of the sickness, of the swoon. Then entire forgetfulness of all that followed; of all that a later day and much earnestness of endeavor have enabled me vaguely to recall.
I was struck with the utmost grief and despair at my master's discourse; and being unable to support the agonies I was under, I fell into a swoon at his feet.
At the moment he was about to go out, Lord de Winter appeared in the corridor, followed by the soldier who had been sent to inform him of the swoon of Milady.
A wild shriek pierced the house, and the Provencale fell swooning: a shriek and a swoon were demanded by the play, but the swooning too was real this time.
[Sensation.] Paul Hoch: Lost, lost!"--falls over the cow in a swoon and is handcuffed.
He then sat at the table with Roger Leybourn and his lady, who had recovered from her swoon, and behind them on the rushes of the floor lay the body of De Fulm in a little pool of blood.
When Thedora told me of this last night such terror seized upon me that I almost swooned away.