Definitions for ventilateˈvɛn tlˌeɪt
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ven•ti•lateˈvɛn tlˌeɪt(v.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing.
(v.t.)to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air that has been used or contaminated.
(of air or wind) to circulate through or blow on, so as to cool or freshen the air of:
Cool breezes ventilated the house.
to expose to the action of air or wind:
to ventilate floor timbers.
to submit (a question, problem, etc.) to open, full examination and discussion.
to give utterance or expression to (an opinion, complaint, etc.).
to furnish with a vent or opening, as for the escape of air or gas.
Category: Building Trades
to oxygenate (blood) by exposure to air in the lungs or gills. to assist the breathing of (a person), as with a respirator.
(v.i.)to give utterance or expression to one's emotions, opinions, etc.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of ventilate:
1400–50; < L ventilātus, ptp. of ventilāre to fan =vent(us)wind1+-ilāre v. suffix, cf. speculate
vent, ventilate, air out, air(verb)
expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
"air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
"Wheat should be well ventilated"
circulate through and freshen
"The gust of air ventilated the room"
vent, ventilate, give vent(verb)
give expression or utterance to
"She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape
"The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space"
To replace stale or noxious air with fresh.
To circulate air through a building, etc.
To provide with a vent.
To expose something to the circulation of fresh air.
To expose something to public examination or discussion.
To provide manual or mechanical breathing to a patient.
Origin: From Middle English, from ventilatus, past participle of ventilo.
to open and expose to the free passage of air; to supply with fresh air, and remove impure air from; to air; as, to ventilate a room; to ventilate a cellar; to ventilate a mine
to provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as, to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket
to change or renew, as the air of a room
to winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat
to sift and examine; to bring out, and subject to penetrating scrutiny; to expose to examination and discussion; as, to ventilate questions of policy
to give vent; to utter; to make public
Translations for ventilate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to allow fresh air to enter (eg a room).
- ventilarPortuguese (BR)
- udlufte; ventilereDanish
- تهویه کردنFarsi
- हवा करनाHindi
- memasukkan udaraIndonesian
- veita inn fersku lofti, loftræsaIcelandic
- ventilēt; vēdinātLatvian
- mengalih udaraMalay
- lufte, ventilereNorwegian
- wentylować, wietrzyćPolish
- a aerisiRomanian
- ventilera, vädraSwedish
- 讓(房間等)通風Chinese (Trad.)
- провітрювати, вентилюватиUkrainian
- ہوا دار کرناUrdu
- làm cho thông gió, hơiVietnamese
- （使）通风Chinese (Simp.)
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