oxygen debt

noun

Definition of oxygen debt

: a cumulative deficit of oxygen available for oxidative metabolism that develops during periods of intense bodily activity and must be made good when the body returns to rest

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Recent Examples on the Web But what a beautiful place to run into severe oxygen debt. John Meyer, The Know, "The 20 best Colorado running races of 2020, from scenic 5Ks to a 62-mile ultra," 28 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of oxygen debt

1923, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2020

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“Oxygen debt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxygen%20debt. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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oxygen debt

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Medical Definition of oxygen debt

: a cumulative deficit of oxygen available for oxidative metabolism that develops during periods of intense bodily activity and must be made good when the body returns to rest

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