black out

verb

Definition of black out

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  blot out, erase blacked out the event from his mindb :  to suppress by censorship black out the news

  3. 2 :  to envelop in darkness black out the stage

  4. 3 :  to make inoperative (as by a power failure)

  5. 4 :  to impose a blackout on blacked out the local game

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to become enveloped in darkness

  8. 2 :  to undergo a temporary loss of vision, consciousness, or memory

Examples of black out in a Sentence

  1. had spent most of her adulthood trying to black out memories of a wretched childhood

  2. with the delivery of the knockout punch, the screen blacks out, and in the next scene the boxer wakes up in the hospital

First Known Use of black out

1824


Medical Dictionary

black out

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verb \(ˈ)blak-ˈau̇t\

Medical Definition of black out

  1. :  to undergo a temporary loss of vision, consciousness, or memory (as from temporary impairment of cerebral circulation, retinal anoxia, a traumatic emotional blow, or an alcoholic binge)—compare gray out, red out

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to cause to black out


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