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hyperventilate

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verb hy·per·ven·ti·late \ˌhī-pər-ˈven-tə-ˌlāt\

Simple Definition of hyperventilate

  • : to breathe very quickly and deeply

Full Definition of hyperventilate

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to breathe rapidly and deeply :  undergo hyperventilation

Examples of hyperventilate

  1. The boy panicked and began hyperventilating.

  2. <he was so nervous he began hyperventilating, and the extra oxygen made him dizzy>



1931

First Known Use of hyperventilate

1931


HYPERVENTILATE Defined for Kids

hyperventilate

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verb hy·per·ven·ti·late \ˌhī-pər-ˈven-tə-ˌlāt\

Definition of hyperventilate

hy·per·ven·ti·lat·edhy·per·ven·ti·lat·ing

  1. :  to breathe very quickly and deeply




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hyperventilate

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verb hy·per·ven·ti·late \-ˈvent-əl-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of hyperventilate

hy·per·ven·ti·lat·edhy·per·ven·ti·lat·ing

  1. intransitive verb

  2. :  to breathe rapidly and deeply :  undergo hyperventilation <some swimmers hyperventilate>

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to subject to hyperventilation <he hyperventilated his lungs by deep breathing>




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