blackout

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noncommunication

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power cut

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a temporary loss of consciousness

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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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He said he had an alcoholic blackout, didn't remember the previous day's events and didn't even know where Birkdale was.
He will leave the money in the back of a cab while in an alcoholic blackout and not even notice that a week has gone by.
In alcoholic blackouts, the mind may simply stop recording--but not Eggleston's camera.
In 1997 in Alaska, Richard Bingham was acquitted despite confessing to a rape and murder: On tape, jurors saw that Bingham, who suffered from alcoholic blackouts, confessed to the crime but kept missing all the cues the interrogators fed him as they steered him to the correct details.
For me, something clicked when it was pointed out that only alcoholics (and not just heavy drinkers) can have alcoholic blackouts.