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el desmayo
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él/ella/usted desmayó
Preteriteél/ella/ustedconjugation ofdesmayar.


A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
1. (medicine)
a. fainting fit
Sufrió un desmayo debido a la deshidratación.She had a fainting fit due to dehydration.
b. fainting spell
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Arturo tiene desmayos con frecuencia.Arturo has regular fainting spells.
c. faint
Se sintió mareado antes del desmayo.He felt dizzy before his faint.
2. (discouragement)
a. dejection
Ya puedes imaginarte la tristeza y desmayo que sentí al recibir esta noticia.You can imagine the sadness and dejection I felt on receiving this news.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (físico)
a. fainting fit
sufrir un desmayoto faint
2. (moral)
a. loss of heart
sin desmayounfalteringly
con desmayofeebly
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1 (Med) (acto) faint; fainting fit; (estado) unconsciousness
le dio un desmayo he fainted; sufrir un desmayo to have a fainting fit; faint
2 (languidez) [de voz] faltering; [del cuerpo] languidness; limpness
hablar con desmayo to talk in a small voice; speak falteringly; las ramas caen con desmayo the branches are drooping low; the branches are trailing
3 (depresión) dejection; depression
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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