Synonyms for black-out


1. blackout, pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
usage: a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
2. blackout, brownout, dimout, dark, darkness
usage: darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)
3. blackout, power outage, power failure
usage: the failure of electric power for a general region
4. blackout, unconsciousness
usage: a momentary loss of consciousness
5. amnesia, memory loss, blackout, cognitive state, state of mind
usage: partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"


1. black out, snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench
usage: obliterate or extinguish; "Some life-forms were obliterated by the radiation, others survived"
2. black out, blacken out, darken
usage: darken completely; "The dining room blackened out"
3. black out, edit, redact
usage: suppress by censorship as for political reasons; "parts of the newspaper article were blacked out"
4. zonk out, pass out, black out, change state, turn
usage: lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example
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