Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun black_out

5 senses of blackout

Sense 1
blackout -- (a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting)
       => pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension -- (a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something)

Sense 2
blackout, brownout, dimout -- (darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft))
       => dark, darkness -- (absence of light or illumination)

Sense 3
blackout -- (the failure of electric power for a general region)
       => power outage, power failure -- (equipment failure resulting when the supply of power fails; "the ice storm caused a power outage")

Sense 4
blackout -- (a momentary loss of consciousness)
       => unconsciousness -- (a state lacking normal awareness of the self or environment)

Sense 5
amnesia, memory loss, blackout -- (partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening")
       => cognitive state, state of mind -- (the state of a person's cognitive processes)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb black_out

4 senses of black out

Sense 1
black out -- (obliterate or extinguish; "Some life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived")
       => snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench -- (put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles")

Sense 2
black out, blacken out -- (darken completely; "The dining room blackened out")
       => darken -- (become dark or darker; "The sky darkened")

Sense 3
black out -- (suppress by censorship as for political reasons; "parts of the newspaper article were blacked out")
       => edit, redact -- (prepare for publication or presentation by correcting, revising, or adapting; "Edit a book on lexical semantics"; "she edited the letters of the politician so as to omit the most personal passages")

Sense 4
zonk out, pass out, black out -- (lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example)
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

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