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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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Hyperventilating depletes the carbon-dioxide level, which fools the body into believing it doesn't need oxygen and can lead to a loss of consciousness, which can result in death.
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.
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.
Hyperventilating makes the heart beat faster and pump more blood per beat.
Like a hyperventilating Washington Irving, Esterhazy offers a collage of vignettes, jokes, conundrums, anecdotes, asides, and plagiarized passages ("You might call this a .
If you find yourself hyperventilating - your breathing is rapid and shallow - cover your mouth and nose with a small paper bag and breathe into it for a few minutes.
She was given emergency oxygen and was pretty much hyperventilating.