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



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