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Noun: blackout  'blak,awt
  1. A suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
     
  2. Darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)
    - brownout, dimout
     
  3. The failure of electric power for a general region
     
  4. A momentary loss of consciousness
     
  5. Partial or total loss of memory
    "he has a total blackout for events of the evening";
    - amnesia, memory loss
Verb: black out  blak awt
  1. Obliterate or extinguish
     
  2. Darken completely
    "The dining room blacked out";
    - blacken out
     
  3. Suppress by censorship as for political reasons
    "parts of the newspaper article were blacked out"
     
  4. Lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
    - zonk out, pass out, zonk

Derived forms: blacking out, blackouts, blacks out, blacked out

Type of: blow out, break, change state, cognitive state, dark, darken, darkness, edit, extinguish, intermission, interruption, pause, power failure, power outage, quench, redact, snuff out, state of mind, suspension, turn, unconsciousness

Encyclopedia: Blackout

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