blackout


blackout
[[t]blæ̱kaʊt[/t]]
blackouts
1) N-COUNT: usu sing A blackout is a period of time during a war in which towns and buildings are made dark so that they cannot be seen by enemy planes.

...blackout curtains.

2) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu n N If a blackout is imposed on a particular piece of news, journalists are prevented from broadcasting or publishing it.

...a media blackout imposed by the Imperial Palace...

Journalists said there was a virtual news blackout about the rally.

Syn:
3) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu n N If there is a power blackout, the electricity supply to a place is temporarily cut off.

There was an electricity black-out in a large area in the north of the country.

4) N-COUNT If you have a blackout, you temporarily lose consciousness.

I suffered a black-out which lasted for several minutes.


English dictionary. 2008.

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