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Less intense than the experience of "blacking out" when drunk and not remembering portions (or all) of your night, "browning out" occurs when you don't remember something until someone brings it up. It's not a complete blackout, but partial, because you remember once someone refreshes you.
I didn't even remember making out with Bryanne until J-Lo told me (it must not have been that good)! I definitely had a brown out last night.
by Jigga Jaime April 24, 2006

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memory loss less severe than a blackout, generally spanning 15-20 minutes and sandwiched by periods of clear to semi-clear recollection, and almost always after a duration of heavy binge drinking.
Stacy had a nice brownout last night, he remembers getting home but doesn't recall eating at Los Tres Panchos.
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A partial loss of power similar to a blackout, but with less intensity. May cause lights to flicker, electronic devices to turn on/off spontaneusly, etc.
See brownout
California, in the midst of a constant energy crisis, is apt to have brown outs, especially during the summer.
by pythonspam May 24, 2004

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A massive debilitating dump taken by a co-worker that paralyzes an entire office floor.
Walter took a massive brownout this morning after his ham biscuit. The whole workforce is suffering and deserves combat pay.
by chocolate doughnut hole May 15, 2007

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Passing out immediately after having a substantial defecation.
Johnny had a brownout after finally get rid of that half pound burrito, waking up hours later to find himself still sitting on the toilet.
by SuperMurphee August 02, 2010

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A temporary mental disassociation triggered by the extreme emotional distress caused by the tremendous urgency to defecate.
I had to shit so bad that I had a brown out. I don't remember anything between the parking lot and the stall.
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When the stupid power company lacks the power grid capacity, and causes all my lights to flicker and resets my clocks and computers.
If I get another brown out, I'm going to firebomb the electric company.
by tex May 24, 2004

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