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Verb: hyperventilate  ,hI-pu(r)'ven-ti,leyt
  1. Produce hyperventilation in
    "The nurses had to hyperventilate the patient"
     
  2. Breathe excessively hard and fast
    "The mountain climber started to hyperventilate"

Derived forms: hyperventilates, hyperventilating, hyperventilated

Type of: breathe, care for, respire, suspire, take a breath, treat

Encyclopedia: Hyperventilate