a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea).
Origin of apnea
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Related Words for apneablow, recess, layoff, intermission, interval, hiatus, rest, pause, lull, suspension, respite, letup, caesura, interlude, lacuna, downtime, breather, halt, cutoff, ten
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Temporary absence or cessation of breathing.
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The temporary absence or cessation of breathing.
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