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EtymologyEdit

From faint +‎ -en (verbal suffix).

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To make or become 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.

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