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Definition of hyperventilate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hyperventilate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈventɪleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpərˈventɪleɪt//
 
[intransitive] (specialist)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they hyperventilate
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈventɪleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpərˈventɪleɪt//
 
he / she / it hyperventilates
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈventɪleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpərˈventɪleɪts//
 
past simple hyperventilated
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈventɪleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpərˈventɪleɪtɪd//
 
past participle hyperventilated
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈventɪleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpərˈventɪleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form hyperventilating
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpəˈventɪleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpərˈventɪleɪtɪŋ//
 
Fear
 
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to breathe too quickly because you are very frightened or excited See related entries: Fear
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