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[swound, swoond]
verb (used without object), noun Archaic.
  1. swoon.
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Origin of swound

1400–50; late Middle English swounde (v.), variant (with excrescent d) of swoune to swoon
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Examples from the Web for swound

Historical Examples

  • Hereupon my poor child was torn from me, and I fell in a swound upon the steps.

    The Amber Witch

    Wilhelm Meinhold

  • I poured out my tale at one breath and in one sentence, and when it ended my mother was in her swound.

  • When my child heard this, she gave a cry of joy, and fell back in a swound with her head against the wall.

    The Amber Witch

    Wilhelm Meinhold

  • A silence that was like a swound fell on the instant, and the light within went out at a puff.

    John Splendid

    Neil Munro

British Dictionary definitions for swound


noun, verb
  1. an archaic or dialect word for swoon
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