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English noun: blackout

1. blackout (time) a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

Broader (hypernym)break, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

2. blackout (state) darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

Synonymsbrownout, dimout

Broader (hypernym)dark, darkness

Domain categoryaircraft

3. blackout (event) the failure of electric power for a general region

Broader (hypernym)power failure, power outage

4. blackout (cognition) a momentary loss of consciousness

Broader (hypernym)unconsciousness

5. blackout (cognition) partial or total loss of memory

SamplesHe has a total blackout for events of the evening.

Synonymsamnesia, memory loss

Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind

Narrower (hyponym)anterograde amnesia, forgetfulness, posttraumatic amnesia, retrograde amnesia, selective amnesia, transient global amnesia

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