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lightheaded

[lahyt-hed-id] /ˈlaɪtˈhɛd ɪd/
adjective
1.
giddy, dizzy, or delirious:
After two drinks Pat began to feel lightheaded.
2.
having or showing a frivolous or volatile disposition; thoughtless:
lightheaded persons.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; light2 + head + -ed3
Related forms
lightheadedly, adverb
lightheadedness, noun
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  • Damage to the nerves to your heart may cause you to feel lightheaded, or faint, when you stand up.
  • Feeling lightheaded, especially when getting up quickly.
  • Traumatic stress reactions often include feeling your heart pounding and feeling lightheaded or spacey.

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