swoon

[swoon]
verb (used without object)
1.
to faint; lose consciousness.
2.
to enter a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy: The teenagers swooned at the sight of the singing star.
noun
3.
a faint or fainting fit; syncope.

Origin:
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English swo(w)nen to faint, orig. as gerund swowening, swoghning act of swooning, ultimately continuing Old English -swōgan (in compounds) to rush, overrun, choke; (noun) Middle English, partly derivative of the v., partly extracted from in (a) swoune, on swoune, alteration of a swoune, aswoune in a swoon, as if equivalent to a a-1 + swoon (noun), but probably continuing Old English āswōgen, past participle of āswōgan to overcome (see a-3), or geswōgen (past participle) senseless, dead

swooningly, adverb
unswooning, adjective
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swoon (swuːn)
 
vb
1.  a literary word for faint
2.  to become ecstatic
 
n
3.  an instance of fainting
 
[Old English geswōgen insensible, past participle of swōgan (unattested except in compounds) to suffocate]
 
'swooning
 
adj
 
'swooningly
 
adv

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swoon
late 13c., swogene, probably from O.E. geswogen "in a faint," pp. of a lost verb, perhaps *swogan, as in aswogan "to choke," of uncertain origin. Cf. Low Ger. swogen "to sigh."
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Example sentences
Suddenly he started, saved again perhaps from swooning by an uncanny and
  hideous sight.
Ignore his hysterical critics, and swooning cheerleaders.
Britons have not become swooning converts to internationalism.
None of the projects is likely to inspire swooning from architecture fans.
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