grayout

noun
gray·​out | \ ˈgrā-ˌau̇t How to pronounce grayout (audio) \
variants: or less commonly greyout
plural grayouts also greyouts

Definition of grayout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a transient dimming or haziness of vision resulting from temporary impairment of cerebral circulation

gray out

verb
\ ˌgrā-ˈau̇t How to pronounce gray out (audio) \
variants: or less commonly grey out
grayed out also greyed out; graying out also greying out; grays out also greys out

Definition of gray out (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to experience a grayout She cut her head, bloodied her nose … and had actually grayed out for a few moments with shock.— Stephen King

transitive verb

: to cause (something or someone) to appear gray or grayish "In terms of what shows up on the public website, we will be greying out faces and licence plates for now."— Jesse Zeman specifically : to cause (an element of a computer interface, webpage, etc.) to appear gray or grayish (as to indicate that its function is unavailable or already used) Similarly, the visual signal of graying out a headline to remind readers they've already read it needs to work across devices. — Ken Doctor

Other Words from grayout

Verb

grayed out or less commonly grayed-out or greyed out or greyed-out adjective
grayed out vision a grayed out button

First Known Use of grayout

Noun

1942, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1938, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of grayout was in 1938

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“Grayout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grayout. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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grayout

noun
gray·​out
variants: or chiefly British greyout \ ˈgrā-​ˌau̇t How to pronounce grayout (audio) \

Medical Definition of grayout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a transient dimming or haziness of vision resulting from temporary impairment of cerebral circulation — compare blackout, redout

gray out

intransitive verb
\ ˌgrā-ˈau̇t How to pronounce gray out (audio) \

Medical Definition of gray out (Entry 2 of 2)

: to experience a grayout — compare black out, red out

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