Examples of hyperventilate in a Sentence
The boy panicked and began hyperventilating.
he was so nervous he began hyperventilating, and the extra oxygen made him dizzy
Recent Examples of hyperventilate from the Web
Hiaasen was known for his love of James Taylor, and used to tell a story about nearly hyperventilating during an interview with the singer-songwriter.
As O’Leary’s news sank in, Palomba began to hyperventilate, and everything in her head felt jumbled.
In one scene Maisie freezes and hyperventilates, her eyes wide open, as Lex did when faced with raptors.
The usual suspects have been hyperventilating about the latest secondhand report of something Pope Francis said to a gay man.
Buzz60 The teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school hyperventilated, threw up and then was calmed down by officers when he was caught after the massacre, according to a police report released Thursday.
Cruz had trouble standing and hyperventilated as police helped him stay on his feet, according to a Coconut Creek police report written by Michael Leonard, the officer who arrested Cruz.
But Washington is often guilty of hyperventilating about a special election.
For those grabbing for the paper bag after hyperventilating, NFL teams are more often than not in nickel defenses.
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Did You Know?
Hyperventilating can be a response to fear and anxiety. A test pilot who panics and hyperventilates faces a dangerous situation. When the level of carbon dioxide in your blood goes down and the oxygen level goes up, blood vessels constrict because of the chemical changes and the body can't get enough oxygen (even though it's there in the blood), and the pilot can become lightheaded and may even faint. To guard against this, pilots are taught to control their breathing. On the ground, the usual remedy for hyperventilation is breathing into a paper bag, which raises the level of carbon dioxide and restores normal breathing.
HYPERVENTILATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hyperventilate for English Language Learners
: to breathe very quickly and deeply
HYPERVENTILATE Defined for Kids
medical Definition of hyperventilate
- some swimmers hyperventilate
- he hyperventilated his lungs by deep breathing
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