blackout

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Synonyms for blackout

noncommunication

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power cut

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a temporary loss of consciousness

Synonyms for blackout

a suspension of radio or tv broadcasting

darkness resulting from the extinction of lights (as in a city invisible to enemy aircraft)

the failure of electric power for a general region

a momentary loss of consciousness

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3, 2013, black-out also partially disrupted the underground transport system, with people stuck in trains in tunnels before being evacuated to safety.
At a hearing at the High Court yesterday, Matthias Kelly QC, counsel for Mr Cummings, said his client's most serious injuries were head wounds, which had caused visual disturbance, black-outs, anxiety and depression.
SatCon's StarSine(TM) Rotary UPS is designed to provide both high quality electrical power during normal operation, as well as prevent any interruption of electricity to critical manufacturing processes, telecommunication centers, data centers, and healthcare facilities in the event of power grid failures such as black-outs and brown-outs.
They estimate that, because of frequent power black-outs, the 2013 consumption average could even exceed the 850,000 b/d level reached in 2009.
LA citizens are mad at Madge for using huge amounts of electricity in a State which regularly has black-outs .
Minister Chacon then apologised for the black-outs and congratulated Venezuelans for their calm despite the opposition's "destabilising efforts".
Mr Edge was not getting much sleep and suffered several black-outs.
Pathologist Debra Milne had told the hearing in Sunderland that Alan - who smoked 20-40 a day - failed to tell his GP there was epilepsy in the family, even though he had black-outs.
SatCon's StarSine(TM) Rotary UPS is designed to provide both high-quality power during normal operation and to prevent any interruption of electricity to critical manufacturing processes, telecommunication centers, data centers, and healthcare facilities in case of power grid failures such as black-outs and brown-outs.
Previously, this province used to receive less than 150MW from Iraq's grid and used to suffer from regular electricity black-outs.
THE American Power Conversion CorporatioN (APC) - which looked after the needs of the computer sector in electricity black-outs - is to set up a European research and development centre at its Galway base.
A GIANT solar blast equal to 10 billion Hiroshima atom bombs caused radio black-outs and disrupted the Earth's magnetic field.
buildings, shopping malls and industrial users such as food processors, bottling plants, farming and manufacturing facilities that require reliable energy at a fixed cost and protection from black-outs and power interruption.
Hydro-power can also provide other grid services, including "black start" capability when grid-wide black-outs occur.
No doubt - although due to high energy demands there are currently black-outs all across California that remind any Brit of the old country during the Three Day Week.