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swound

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noun \ ˈswau̇nd , ˈswünd \

Definition of swound

archaic
:swoon 1a

Origin and Etymology of swound

Middle English, alteration of swoun swoon, from swounen to swoon


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swound

verb

Definition of swound

intransitive verb
archaic

First Known Use of swound

1530


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