hyperventilation hyperventilation n. 1. The act or process of hyperventilating; breathing rapidly and deeply. [PJC]

2. (Med.) A condition in which alveolar carbon dioxide concentration is markedly lower than normal, usually due to breathing rapidly and deeply. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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