air hunger


noun

deep, rapid, and labored breathing caused by an increased respiratory drive due to abnormally low blood oxygen levels, as in severe heart failure or asthma.

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Example sentences from the Web for air hunger

  • In extreme cases, phenomena which have been aptly described as those of “air-hunger” ensue.

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