hyperventilate


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hy·per·ven·ti·late

 (hī′pər-vĕn′tl-āt′)
v. hy·per·ven·ti·lat·ed, hy·per·ven·ti·lat·ing, hy·per·ven·ti·lates
v.intr.
1. To breathe abnormally fast or deeply so as to effect hyperventilation.
2. To breathe in this manner as from excitement or anxiety.
v.tr.
To subject to hyperventilation.

hyperventilate

(ˌhaɪpəˈvɛntɪleɪt)
vb
(Pathology) (intr) to breathe in an abnormally deep, long, and rapid manner, sometimes resulting in cramp and dizziness

hy•per•ven•ti•late

(ˌhaɪ pərˈvɛn tlˌeɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.i.
1. to be affected with hyperventilation; breathe abnormally fast and deep.
2. to express excessive enthusiasm or excitement.
v.t.
3. to cause (a patient) to breathe more rapidly and deeply than normal.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hyperventilate - produce hyperventilation in; "The nurses had to hyperventilate the patient"
hyperventilate - breathe excessively hard and fast; "The mountain climber started to hyperventilate"
care for, treat - provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics"
2.hyperventilate - breathe excessively hard and fast; "The mountain climber started to hyperventilate"
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
hyperventilate - produce hyperventilation in; "The nurses had to hyperventilate the patient"
Translations

hyperventilate

[ˌhaɪpəˈventɪleɪt] VIrespirar aceleradamente

hyperventilate

[ˌhaɪpərˈvɛntɪleɪt] vifaire de l'hyperventilation

hyperventilate

vi hiperventilar, respirar demasiado rápido
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