Blackout

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Blackout

1. A situation in which local television and radio stations do not broadcast a live sports match or similar event. A blackout is most common when a company wishes to increase ticket sales for the event. The blackout may be canceled if the event sells all tickets a certain number of days before.

2. See: Blackout period.
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He said Small had had previous episodes of alcoholic blackouts after drinking and added that a sleeping tablet he had taken could have reacted with the alcohol to produce a greater effect.
Well," he said, "I was experiencing alcoholic blackouts throughout the whole period.