Definition of oxygen debt in English:

oxygen debt


mass noun
  • A temporary oxygen shortage in the body tissues arising from exercise.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Consequently he went into oxygen debt at the end of the race.’
    • ‘The problem is not oxygen debt, but carbon dioxide build up.’
    • ‘After the exercise additional oxygen is needed to convert the lactic acid back to glycogen, and breathing remains enhanced while the oxygen debt is repaid.’