hyperventilate etymology

English word hyperventilate comes from English ventilate, English hyper-

Detailed word origin of hyperventilate

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ventilate English (eng) (medicine) To provide manual or mechanical breathing to a patient.. (slang) To pierce with bullets.. To circulate air through a building, etc.. To expose something to public examination or discussion.. To expose something to the circulation of fresh air.. To provide with a vent.. To replace stale or noxious air with fresh.
hyper- English (eng) Excessive. Existing in more than three spatial dimensions. Linked non-sequentially. Over, above or beyond.
hyperventilate English (eng) (intransitive) To breathe quickly and deeply, especially at an abnormally rapid rate.

Words with the same origin as hyperventilate

Descendants of ventilate
Descendants of hyper-
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