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faint

verb [I]  us   /feɪnt/

faint verb [I] (LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS)

to become unconscious unexpectedly for a short time: I nearly fainted from the heat.

faint

adjective [-er/-est only]  us   /feɪnt/

faint adjective [-er/-est only] (SLIGHT)

not strong or clear; slight: He walked along, guided only by the faint light of the moon.

faint adjective [-er/-est only] (WEAK)

very weak and nearly becoming unconscious: He felt faint from hunger.
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