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Dictionary entry overview: What does hyperventilation mean?
• HYPERVENTILATION (noun)
The noun HYPERVENTILATION has 1 sense:
1. an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued
Familiarity information: HYPERVENTILATION used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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An increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("hyperventilation" is a kind of...):
breathing; external respiration; respiration; ventilation (the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation)
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