fainten

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From faint +‎ -en.

Verb[edit]

fainten (third-person singular simple present faintens, present participle faintening, simple past and past participle faintened)

  1. (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.