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sundown

[ suhn-doun ]
/ ˈsʌnˌdaʊn /
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noun
sunset, especially the time of sunset.
verb (used without object)
Psychiatry. (especially of dementia patients) to experience confusion or hallucinations late in the day or at night, likely as a result of strange surroundings, drug effects, decreased sensory input, or reduction of oxygen supply to the brain.
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Origin of sundown

First recorded in 1610–20; sun + down1
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British Dictionary definitions for sundown

sundown
/ (ˈsʌnˌdaʊn) /

noun
another name for sunset
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