adjective, faint·er, faint·est.
verb (used without object)
Origin of faint
Examples from the Web for fainting
As the president neared the end of his remarks, a young woman beside him began to wobble, on the verge of fainting.
Clinton was hospitalized to treat a ‘clot’ Sunday after a recent illness, fainting, and concussion.How Serious Is Hillary Clinton’s Blood Clot and Hospitalization?|Kent Sepkowitz|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Plus, a fainting Clinton is news if only because of the suspicion it will generate.
Emergency rooms are full of the faint, the fainting, and the faint-hearted.
We will seek out our fainting couches if the president dares forget the first name of one of his sacred interrogators.Matt Latimer: Why I Hate Town Halls and Undecided Voters|Matt Latimer|October 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It was by a strong effort of volition that she prevented herself from fainting.Fairy Fingers|Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
When I do, the second course generally consists of a fainting fit, or some little light delicacy of that sort.Miss Eden's Letters|Emily Eden
I followed her at a distance, leaving the fainting form of Doa Amparo to the care of the child and the servant.The Joy of Captain Ribot|Armando Palacio Valds
In spite of the intelligent care the doctor paid him the Count's fainting fit lasted the whole day.The Buccaneer Chief|Gustave Aimard
Gedge did not finish his cheer, for half-way through the last word he fell forward, utterly exhausted, fainting dead away.Fix Bay'nets|George Manville Fenn
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Medicine definitions for fainting
Related formsfaint v.
Idioms and Phrases with fainting
see damn with faint praise.