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    syncope

    syncope - Dictionary definition and meaning for word syncope

    Definition
    (noun) a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    Synonyms : deliquium , faint , swoon
    Definition
    (noun) (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word (as in `fo'c'sle' for `forecastle')
    Synonyms : syncopation
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