From faint + -en.
fainten (third-person singular simple present faintens, present participle faintening, simple past and past participle faintened)
- (transitive) To make faint.
- 1808, Joseph Hall, Josiah Pratt, The Works of Joseph Hall:
- Thou wilt not be, either so little absent as not to whet our appetites, nor so long as to fainten the heart.