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hyperventilation

noun [U]     /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 .Respiratory disordersBreathing and stopping breathing hyperventilate     /-ˈven.tɪ.leɪt/ US  /-ˈven.t̬əl.eɪt/ verb [I]
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