Definition of hyperventilation
: excessive rate and depth of respiration leading to abnormal loss of carbon dioxide from the blood
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One final caveat: For all the media hyperventilation, there may not be much as the center of this Russia investigation, or perhaps not much more than activities involving Michael Flynn.
Within an hour, the hyperventilation in Washington had reached Defcon 1.
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Medical Definition of hyperventilation
: excessive ventilation; specifically : excessive rate and depth of respiration leading to abnormal loss of carbon dioxide from the blood—called also overventilation
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