oxygen debt

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oxygen debt

n.
The amount of extra oxygen required by muscle tissue during recovery from vigorous exercise.

ox′ygen debt`



n.
the body's oxygen deficiency resulting from strenuous physical activity.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.oxygen debt - a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions