Definition of Hyperventilate

1. Verb. Produce hyperventilation in. "The nurses had to hyperventilate the patient"

Generic synonyms: Care For, Treat
Derivative terms: Hyperventilation



2. Verb. Breathe excessively hard and fast. "The mountain climber started to hyperventilate"
Generic synonyms: Breathe, Respire, Suspire, Take A Breath
Derivative terms: Hyperventilation

Definition of Hyperventilate

1. Verb. To breathe quickly and deeply ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyperventilate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

Medical Definition of Hyperventilate

1. An increase in the rate or depth of breathing. Symptoms include rapid breathing, faintness or fainting, numbness around the mouth, fingertips or toes and cramping in the hands and fingers. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperventilate

hyperuricemia
hyperuricemias
hyperuricemic
hyperuricuria
hypervaccination
hypervalent
hypervalent compound
hypervalinaemia
hypervariable
hypervariable region
hypervariable regions
hypervascular
hypervascular liver metastases
hypervelocities
hypervelocity
hyperventilate (current term)
hyperventilated
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hyperventilation tetany
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hyperverbal
hypervertex
hypervertices
hypervibration

Literary usage of Hyperventilate

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1. Smoking & Health in the Americas: A 1992 Report of the Surgeon General, in by DIANE Publishing Company, Louis W. Sullivan (1995)
"They inhale deeply and hyperventilate; rarely do they retain a puff of smoke in the mouth before expelling or swallowing it. The process is described as ..."

2. Access EPA: Public Information Tools (1994)
"... Title 40; recent Federal Register documents; Federal Register Air Quality Designations; the Toxic Release Inventory and "hyperventilate" an EPA software ..."

3. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"Divers starting to hyperventilate should be asked to stop work and rest. Once on the surface, holding the breath for short periods will aid in replenishing ..."

4. The Practices and Procedures of the Investigating Services of the Deparment edited by Strom Thurmond (1998)
"He wrestled from the third grade through high school and when an opponent would illegally put a hold around his neck he would hyperventilate. ..."

5. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"I'm really scared of this one doctor, and a lot of times he's in [the dream]...! hyperventilate, and I can't breathe, and I have stomach spasms, ..."

6. Confessions at Any Cost: Police Torture in Russia by Diederik Lohman (1999)
"Subsequently, the oxygen supply is cut; at this point, in many cases, police beat the suspect, causing him to hyperventilate. Some victims reported losing ..."

7. Navy Seal Physical Fitness Guide edited by Patricia A. Deuster (1998)
"The following rules apply to underwater swim training: + DO NOT hyperventilate prior to your underwater swim. + Use a buddy to observe during pool drills. ..."

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