adjective, adverb

being in a swoon: the duchess aswoon on the couch in despair.

Origin of aswoon

1300–50; Middle English aswowe(n), aswowne, alteration (with initial vowel taken as a-1) of i swone(n), in swoue(n), reanalysis, as a prepositional phrase, of iswouen, Old English geswōgen fainted; see y-, swoon Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019