from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The amount of extra oxygen required by muscle tissue during recovery from vigorous exercise.
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- noun the amount of
extraoxygen required to oxidize lactic acidin the musclesbuilt up during vigorous exercise
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- noun a cumulative deficit of oxygen resulting from intense exercise; the deficit must be made up when the body returns to rest
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