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English definition of “hyperventilation”

hyperventilation

noun [U] uk   /ˌhaɪ.pəˌven.tɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ us    /-pɚˌven.t̬əlˈeɪ-/ specialized
breathing too quickly and so causing too much oxygen to enter the blood: Hyperventilation can be caused by fear or panic.
hyperventilate
verb [I] uk   /-ˈven.tɪ.leɪt/ us    /-ˈven.t̬əl.eɪt/
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