Definition Of faint


(of a sight, smell, or sound) barely perceptible.

the faint murmur of voices

a sudden loss of consciousness.

she hit the floor in a dead faint

lose consciousness for a short time because of a temporarily insufficient supply of oxygen to the brain.

Get the person to lie down on his or her back and elevate the feet higher than the head to keep adequate blood flow to the brain, which will prevent fainting .

weak and dizzy; close to losing consciousness.

the heat made him feel faint

Example Of faint

  • "I have to go… the incense, it's making me faint .

  • A faint trace of wood smoke wisps through the air.

  • And there's a touch of faint hope in Mr Ward's comment that the bank was considering appealing.

  • As soon as the kiss ended, Jane collapsed in a dead faint on the front steps.

  • Ask about the income from playing the instrument, he will give you a faint smile as reply.

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