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1. hyperventilate

verb. breathe excessively hard and fast.

Synonyms

  • respire
  • take a breath
  • suspire

Antonyms

  • exhale
  • deoxidize
  • deoxidise
  • right

Etymology

  • hyper- (English)
  • ὑπέρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ventilate (English)

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2. hyperventilate

verb. produce hyperventilation in.

Synonyms

  • care for

Antonyms

  • dislike

Etymology

  • hyper- (English)
  • ὑπέρ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • ventilate (English)

Sentences with hyperventilate


1. Noun, singular or mass
In this case, pressure in the chest or digestive juices backing up into the throat can cause shortness of breath severe enough to make a person hyperventilate 1.

2. Adjective
Elite swimmers sometimes deliberately hyperventilate in competitive workouts whether swimming underwater or mindfully limiting breathing during lap swimming.

3.
Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Holding your breath underwater after you
hyperventilate can lead to shallow-water blackout, a condition in which you become disoriented and then lose consciousness.

4.
Verb, base form
The cat's legs may also be cold; the cat may
hyperventilate** and cry in pain.

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