AskDefine | Define swoon

Dictionary Definition

swoon n : a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain [syn: faint, syncope, deliquium] v : pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain [syn: faint, conk, pass out]

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English

Pronunciation

  • swo͝on, /swuːn/, /swu:n/
  • Rhymes: -uːn

Noun

  1. A faint.
  2. An infatuation

Verb

  1. dated humorous to faint, to lose consciousness
  2. to be overwhelmed by emotion (especially infatuation)

Derived terms

Synonyms

Translations

to faint
to be overwhelmed by emotion

Extensive Definition

Swoon is a term used to express happiness or excitement, to be overwhelmed by joy or emotion toward something. Also a term to dance to the rhythm of music. The term can also be used to describe partially fainting.
Swoon may also refer to:
swoon in Russian: Свун

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

KO, black out, blackout, catalepsy, catatonia, catatony, coma, crap out, die away, drop, drown, encephalitis lethargica, faint, fall senseless, gray out, grayout, high, kayo, keel over, knockout, lethargy, lipothymia, lipothymy, narcohypnosis, narcolepsy, narcoma, narcosis, narcotic stupor, narcotization, nirvana, nirvana principle, nod, nothingness, oblivion, obliviousness, pass out, sedation, semiconsciousness, senselessness, shock, sleep, sleeping sickness, sopor, stupor, succumb, syncope, thanatosis, trance, unconsciousness
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