Definition of oxygen debt in English:

oxygen debt

Line breaks: oxy¦gen debt


[mass noun]
  • A temporary oxygen shortage in the body tissues arising from exercise.
    More example sentences
    • When lactic acid fills the muscles or painful oxygen debt occurs, the body screams for rest.
    • And you get to watch less prudent swimmers go out fast then fall apart later as fatigue and oxygen debt hit.
    • The problem is not oxygen debt, but carbon dioxide build up.

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