overbreathing

noun
over·​breath·​ing | \ ˌō-vər-ˈbrē-t͟hiŋ How to pronounce overbreathing (audio) \

Definition of overbreathing

: hyperventilation Beta-blocking drugs … are helpful in controlling overbreathing.— Paul Donohue

Other Words from overbreathing

overbreathe \ ˌō-​vər-​ˈbrēt͟h How to pronounce overbreathing (audio) \ intransitive verb overbreathed; overbreathing
He often overbreathes during a panic attack.

First Known Use of overbreathing

1919, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About overbreathing

Time Traveler for overbreathing

Time Traveler

The first known use of overbreathing was in 1919

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near overbreathing

overbreak

overbreathing

overbreed

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for overbreathing

Cite this Entry

“Overbreathing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overbreathing. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Words You Should Know

  • hedgehog reading a book
  • Often used to describe “the march of time,” what does inexorable mean?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!