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1The action of covering something with black; the action or an act of obliterating or obscuring something.
2The experience of having a blackout, especially of being rendered unconscious; the occurrence of a blackout; an instance of this.
Late 18th century. From black + -ing + out, after to black out.
blacking out/ˌblakɪŋ ˈaʊt/
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