hyperventilate


hy·per·ven·ti·late

intransitive verb \ˌhī-pər-ˈven-tə-ˌlāt\

: to breathe very quickly and deeply

Full Definition of HYPERVENTILATE

:  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>

First Known Use of HYPERVENTILATE

1931

Related to HYPERVENTILATE

hy·per·ven·ti·late

verb \-ˈvent-əl-ˌāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
hy·per·ven·ti·lat·edhy·per·ven·ti·lat·ing

Medical Definition of HYPERVENTILATE

intransitive verb
: to breathe rapidly and deeply : undergo hyperventilation <some swimmers hyperventilate>
transitive verb
: to subject to hyperventilation <he hyperventilated his lungs by deep breathing>

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