défaillir

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From dé- +‎ faillir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

défaillir

  1. to faint, feel faint (de with/from)
  2. to weaken, falter, fail (of strength, courage etc.)

Conjugation[edit]

  • This verb is part of a small group of verbs in -ir that conjugate in the indicative imperfect and present, the subjunctive present, and the present participle, as if they ended in -er. They are sometimes written with an ‘e’ in the future and imperfect, like cueillir and other verbs in -llir.

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