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 for Fainting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Faint \Faint\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fainted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Fainting.]
     1. To become weak or wanting in vigor; to grow feeble; to
        lose strength and color, and the control of the bodily or
        mental functions; to swoon; -- sometimes with away. See
        Fainting, n.
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              Hearing the honor intended her, she fainted away.
                                                    --Guardian.
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              If I send them away fasting . . . they will faint by
              the way.                              --Mark viii.
                                                    8.
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     2. To sink into dejection; to lose courage or spirit; to
        become depressed or despondent.
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              If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength
              is small.                             --Prov. xxiv.
                                                    10.
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     3. To decay; to disappear; to vanish.
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              Gilded clouds, while we gaze upon them, faint before
              the eye.                              --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fainting \Faint"ing\, n.
     Syncope, or loss of consciousness owing to a sudden arrest of
     the blood supply to the brain, the face becoming pallid, the
     respiration feeble, and the heat's beat weak.
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     Fainting fit, a fainting or swoon; syncope. [Colloq.]
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