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hyperventilate

[ hahy-per-ven-tl-eyt ]
/ 藢ha瑟 p蓹r藞v蓻n tl藢e瑟t /
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verb (used without object), hy路per路ven路ti路lat路ed, hy路per路ven路ti路lat路ing.
to be afflicted with hyperventilation; breathe abnormally fast and deep.
verb (used with object), hy路per路ven路ti路lat路ed, hy路per路ven路ti路lat路ing.
to cause (a patient) to breathe more rapidly and deeply than normal.
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Origin of hyperventilate

First recorded in 1930鈥35; back formation from hyperventilation
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperventilate

hyperventilate
/ (藢ha瑟p蓹藞v蓻nt瑟le瑟t) /

verb
(intr) to breathe in an abnormally deep, long, and rapid manner, sometimes resulting in cramp and dizziness
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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