Definition of overventilation in English:

overventilation

noun

Physiology Medicine
  • Excessive air flow or gas exchange in the lungs; excessive artificial ventilation; hyperventilation, overbreathing.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Physiology. From over- + ventilation.

Pronunciation

overventilation

/ˌəʊvəˌvɛntɪˈleɪʃn/