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hyperventilate

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

: to breathe very quickly and deeply

Full Definition of HYPERVENTILATE

intransitive verb
:  to breathe rapidly and deeply :  undergo hyperventilation
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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

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HYPERVENTILATE Defined for Kids

hyperventilate

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

Definition of HYPERVENTILATE for Kids

:  to breathe very quickly and deeply
Medical Dictionary

hyperventilate

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