from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A condition of confusion or stupor resulting from increased levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood, as that occurring in deep-sea divers breathing air under high pressure.
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- n. A condition of disorientation, intoxication and stupor caused by increased levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood; occurs in divers breathing air under pressure; the "rapture of the deep".
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- n. confused or stuporous state caused by high levels of dissolved nitrogen in the blood
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