Dictionary.com

apneic

[ ap-nee-ik ]
/ ˈæp ni ɪk /
Save This Word!

adjective
of or relating to apnea, a condition in which a person, either an infant or a sleeping adult, involuntarily and temporarily stops breathing: In apneic patients, the muscles of the tongue or soft palate may relax too much and collapse against the back of the throat, blocking airflow.
QUIZ
TEST YOUR MERIT ON THESE NEW WORDS IN 2021
The Dictionary added new words and definition to our vast collection, and we want to see how well-versed you are in the formally recognized new lingo. Take the quiz!
Question 1 of 8
What does JEDI stand for?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also especially British, ap·noe·ic . Rarely ap·ne·al; especially British, ap·noe·al [ap-nee-uhl] /ˈæp ni əl/ .

Origin of apneic

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
FEEDBACK