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hyperventilate

(hī′pər-vĕn′tl-āt′)
v. hyperventi·lated, hyperventi·lating, hyperventi·lates
v.intr.
1. To breathe abnormally fast or deeply so as to effect hyperventilation.
2. To breathe in this manner as from excitement or anxiety.
v.tr.
To subject to hyperventilation.
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By hyperventilating and blowing off excess carbon dioxide, the swimmer loses that respiratory drive and blacks out from hypoxia (a lack of oxygen to the brain).
Coming as it does on the heels of a period of extreme visibility for the young author (who also coedited McSweeney's Future Dictionary of America and is a sometimes spokes-artist for New York's Downtown for Democracy), and a few years after the hyperventilating reception of his literary debut, Everything Is Illuminated (2002), the book can't help but enter the world on a cloud of expectation.
Before you begin hyperventilating, remember that this information is not a reason to beat yourself up.
The answer, of course, was no, we had just spent the entire day hyperventilating.
During the process of jumping up and down in the water and holding his breath, the sergeant may have inadvertently breathed in a manner similar to hyperventilating, causing a low carbon dioxide level in his blood.
The Western Sahara-born singer was receiving a huge amount of support from both press and radio, but just as her debut Arista album Free Love was about to take off, and her single Hyperventilating poised for a place in the charts, she simply disappeared from the scene.
When the man drove away, Renard started hyperventilating and became dizzy.
Democratic criticism was so tempered during Attorney General John Ashcroft's December 6 appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the hyperventilating Wall Street Journal was right to term the session a "political rout" in Ashcroft's favor.
With episodes of hyperventilating, sweating, and shaking, I was losing friends because everyone thought I was a freak.
Through the shrill, hysterical prism of the 1950s, how one saw defined totally what one was actually looking at, obliterating all contradiction, subtlety and individuality under the weight of a hyperventilating Cold War ideology of us-against-them.
These 11 children were found to be hyperventilating - breathing more rapidly than necessary.