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blackout

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈblæk.aʊt/

blackout noun [C] (HIDING)

a time when all lights must be hidden by law, or when there is no light or power because of an electricity failure: wartime blackouts Power lines were blown down and we had a blackout of several hours. the action taken to make certain that information about something is not reported to the public: a news blackout

blackout noun [C] (UNCONSCIOUSNESS)

a short period when someone suddenly becomes unconscious: He can't drive because he suffers from blackouts.
Translations of “blackout”
in Chinese (Traditional) 暫時失去知覺,昏厥…
in Russian потерять сознание…
in Turkish aniden bayılmak, kendinden geçmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暂时失去知觉,昏厥…
in Polish stracić przytomność…
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