Definitions for ventilatorˈvɛn tlˌeɪ tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ventilator(noun)

    a device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air

  2. breathing device, breathing apparatus, breathing machine, ventilator(noun)

    a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure

Wiktionary

  1. ventilator(Noun)

    A device that circulates fresh air and expels stale or noxious air

  2. ventilator(Noun)

    A respirator

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ventilator(noun)

    a contrivance for effecting ventilation; especially, a contrivance or machine for drawing off or expelling foul or stagnant air from any place or apartment, or for introducing that which is fresh and pure

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. ventilateur, L. ventilator a winnower.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aruna Shanbaug:

    She was put on a ventilator during that time. She was being fed with a tube and had been in a vegetative state for the past 42 years.

  2. Daniel Carey:

    It's not unexpected that she's not ready to come off (the ventilator). It's just that in our best case scenario (we thought) maybe we could've hoped to get her off (Sunday) afternoon, whenever they put a patient on a ventilator they're looking at a 50-50 chance of getting them off breathing on their own. The smoke ventilation cases are often the hardest to manage off the ventilator.

  3. Celine Gounder:

    We're also all taxpayers and the amount of resources that are now being used in California per se as a result of the Disneyland outbreak, there's a tremendous amount of resources to track down everybody who's been in contact with those cases, if you end up on a ventilator in intensive care because you have measles, if you have a brain infection that causes lifelong brain damage, that's a burden on all of us.

  4. Celine Gounder:

    Measles is also pneumonia, brain infection, it's the leading cause of childhood blindness in the world, if you want to do something natural, vaccination is far more natural than if your child ends up on a ventilator or needing antibiotics or if they end up with a brain infection so if you are trying to balance what's the most natural way to take care of your child, I would say measles vaccine is pretty high up there.

  5. Kenneth Hartzfeld:

    So, when someone comes in like that, we have help them, to protect them. So we ended up intubating him and putting him on a ventilator. Four days later, Hartzfeld, then 17, woke up in the ICU and later underwent a 11-hour surgery to repair his facial bones with titanium plates. Hartzfeld walked out of the hospital 19 days later wearing his team’s baseball cap, and determined to go back to school and his sport. He was back in class less than a month after the accident, with his jaw wired shut, wearing a tracheotomy tube and a gastrostomy tube. Originally, they said I would probably never play baseball again, but I decided that was wrong. I wanted to play. Hartzfeld, a shortstop and pitcher, is now playing summer baseball, and the college scouts have started coming around again. This chapter of my life is now over, and I can only look ahead.


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