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The amount of extra oxygen required by muscle tissue during recovery from vigorous exercise.
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the body's oxygen deficiency resulting from strenuous physical activity.
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|Noun||1.||oxygen debt - a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest|
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