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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Extreme depression of spirits.

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  • In the medical terminology of the period, fainting, swooning, and various states that involve the loss of sensation or consciousness are referred to by the technical terms "syncope" and "lipothymy" (or lypothymia).

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  • "Profound melancholy"

    - The Grandiloquent Dictionary

    October 28, 2009