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Definition 1: lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example - [verb of body]

Synonyms for black out in the sense of this definition

(black out is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

(... is a kind of black out ) pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

Definition 2: suppress by censorship as for political reasons - [verb of change]

Samples where black out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • parts of the newspaper article were blacked out

(black out is a kind of ...) prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting

"Edit a book on lexical semantics" "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages"

Definition 3: darken completely - [verb of change]

Samples where black out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dining room blackened out

Synonyms for black out in the sense of this definition

(black out is a kind of ...) become dark or darker

"The sky darkened"

Definition 4: obliterate or extinguish - [verb of weather]

Samples where black out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Some life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived

(black out is a kind of ...) put out, as of fires, flames, or lights

"Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained" "quench the flames" "snuff out the candles"

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