desmaiar

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From Old French desmaier, from Vulgar Latin *exmagāre.[1]

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desmaiar (first-person singular present indicative desmaio, past participle desmaiado)

  1. (intransitive) to faint (to lose consciousness)
    Synonyms: desacordar, desfalecer, esvair
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) to dishearten
    Synonyms: desanimar, esmorecer
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) to fall asleep suddenly, usually by excessive tiredness
  4. (transitive) to cause a person to faint, often by drugging them and with criminal intentions

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  1. ^ desmaiar” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. [em linha]. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003-2019.