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sundown

[suhn-doun] /ˈsʌnˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
sunset, especially the time of sunset.
verb (used without object)
2.
Psychiatry. to experience confusion or hallucinations at night as a result of strange surroundings, drug effects, decreased sensory input, or reduction of oxygen supply to the brain.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; sun + down1
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British Dictionary definitions for sun downing

sundown

/ˈsʌnˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
another name for sunset
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Word Origin and History for sun downing

sundown

n.

1610s, from sun (n.) + down (adv.).

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