overbreathing

noun over·breath·ing \ ˌō-vər-ˈbrē-t͟hiŋ \

Definition of overbreathing

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

overbreathe

play \ˌō-vər-ˈbrēt͟h\ intransitive verb overbreathed; overbreathing
    • He often overbreathes during a panic attack.

First Known Use of overbreathing

1919

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