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Noun blackout has 5 senses
  1. blackout - a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting
    --1 is a kind of
    pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension
    Derived form: verb black out3
  2. blackout, brownout, dimout - darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)
    --2 is a kind of dark, darkness
    Derived form: verb black out2
  3. blackout - the failure of electric power for a general region
    --3 is a kind of
    power outage, power failure
    Derived form: verb black out2
  4. blackout - a momentary loss of consciousness
    --4 is a kind of
    Derived form: verb black out4
  5. amnesia, memory loss, blackout - partial or total loss of memory; "he has a total blackout for events of the evening"
    --5 is a kind of cognitive state, state of mind
    --5 has particulars:
     anterograde amnesia, posttraumatic amnesia; retrograde amnesia; forgetfulness; selective amnesia; transient global amnesia
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