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Noun: syncope  sing-ku-pee
  1. A spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    - faint, swoon, deliquium
  2. (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in 'fo'c'sle' for 'forecastle')
    - syncopation

Derived forms: syncopes

Type of: articulation, loss of consciousness

Encyclopedia: Syncope, vasovagal