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Blackout   Listen
noun
blackout  n.  
1.
A suspension of radio or tv broadcasting.
2.
Any darkness resulting from the extinction of lights.
3.
The failure of electric power for a general region sufficient to extinguish all normal lighting.
Synonyms: brownout, dimout.
4.
A momentary loss of consciousness.
5.
Partial or total loss of memory. "He has a total blackout for events of the evening"
Synonyms: amnesia, memory loss.
6.
A period during which artificial lighting is forbidden, as in a city as a precaution against an air raid.
7.
(Theater) The darkening of all stage lights, as at then end of a performance or between acts.
8.
Suppression of information distribution; as, there was a blackout on news from the military for the first day of the Gulf War.
9.
The prohibition of the broadcasting of a sports event, such as a boxing match or football game, sometimes confined to one particular area. It is usually done to encourage sales of tickets to the event.






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"Blackout" Quotes from Famous Books



... strolling along the waterfront in that fine, Vancouver-Island mist, with just enough drink taken to be moving through a dream. At one point, we leaned on a rail to watch the mainland lights twinkling dimly like the hope of a new world—blackout ...
— A Matter of Proportion • Anne Walker



Words linked to "Blackout" :   interruption, transient global amnesia, dark, forgetfulness, state of mind, pause, memory loss, brownout, amnesia, black out, darkness, suspension, aircraft, posttraumatic amnesia, intermission, dimout, power outage, unconsciousness, power failure



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