breath-holding


breath-holding
Voluntary or involuntary cessation of breathing; often seen in young children as a response to frustration.

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breath-hold·ing (brethґ hōldґing) cessation of breathing, either voluntarily or involuntarily, seen most often in young children. See breath-holding spell, under spell.

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