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swoon (n.)

c. 1300, suowne, suun, "state of unconsciousness," probably from Old English geswogen "in a faint," past participle of a lost verb *swogan (see swoon (v.)).

swoon (v.)

c. 1200, "to become unconscious," probably from a lost Old English verb *swogan (as in Old English aswogan "to choke"), of uncertain origin. Compare Low German swogen "to sigh." Related: Swooned; swooning.

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Definitions of swoon
1
swoon (v.)
pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain;
Synonyms: faint / conk / pass out
2
swoon (n.)
a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain;
Synonyms: faint / syncope / deliquium
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