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- n. liquefaction through absorption of moisture from the air
- n. An abrupt loss of consciousness usually caused by an insufficient blood flow to the brain; fainting.
- n. (figuratively) a languid, maudlin mood
- n. an abrupt absence of sunlight, e.g. caused by an eclipse
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A melting or dissolution in the air, or in a moist place; a liquid condition.
- n. A sinking away; a swooning.
- n. A melting or maudlin mood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In chem., a melting or liquefaction by absorption of moisture, as of a salt.
- n. Figuratively, a melting or maudlin mood of mind.
- n. An interruption or failure of the sun's light, whether caused by an eclipse or otherwise.
- n. In medicine, a failure of vital force; syncope.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
From Latin delinquere ("to lack, to fail") (Wiktionary)