Translation of hyperventilate in Spanish:

hyperventilate

Pronunciation: /ˌhaɪpərˈventleɪt; ˌhaɪpəˈventɪleɪt/

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  • hiperventilarse I think I'm going to hyperventilate! [colloquial/familiar] ¡creo que me va a dar un soponcio! [familiar/colloquial]
    More example sentences
    • In times of extreme stress, people may shake uncontrollably, hyperventilate (breathe faster and deeper than normal) or even vomit.
    • Subjects may hyperventilate for several minutes before diving to increase underwater time.
    • These changes contribute to the high anion gap that hyperventilating patients may demonstrate, as observed initially in this patient.

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