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syncopal (ˈsɪŋkəpəl)  or syncopic

Definitions

adjective

  1. (medicine) a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

syncopic (sɪŋˈkɒpɪk)  or syncopal

Definitions

adjective

  1. (linguistics) of or relating to the omission of one or more sounds or letters from the middle of a word
  2. (medicine) of or relating to a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

syncope (ˈsɪŋkəpɪ Pronunciation for syncope

Definitions

noun

  1. (pathology) a technical word for a faint
  2. the omission of one or more sounds or letters from the middle of a word

Derived Forms

syncopic (sɪŋˈkɒpɪk Pronunciation for syncopic , ˈsyncopal adjective

Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin syncopa, from Greek sunkopē a cutting off, from syn- + koptein to cut

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