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Deliquium   Listen

A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain.  Synonyms: faint, swoon, syncope.

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"Deliquium" Quotes from Famous Books

... desolate and melancholy look. The windows were darkened, the attendants moved noiselessly over the carpets, as if their footsteps would cause headache, and there was a faint scent of some drug much used in cases of deliquium. The apartments were handsome, but the only ornament in the room where they sat was a large bunch of withered flowers in an arched recess, and these, though possibly interesting to some one, were not likely to find favour as a decoration in the eyes ...
— Vikram and the Vampire • Sir Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Deliquium" :   loss of consciousness, syncope

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