air hunger

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air hunger

n.
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My chest constricted and I had a massive urge to breathe in - despite my face being submerged.
And actually, as you watch him descend in what looks like a giant fishbowl, you'll feel an overwhelming urge to breathe deeply.
Your urge to breathe was the result of high concentrations of CO2 in your blood, not low oxygen.