What does ventilate mean?

Definitions for ventilateˈvɛn tlˌeɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ventilate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. ventilate(verb)

    expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage

    "Wheat should be well ventilated"

  3. ventilate(verb)

    circulate through and freshen

    "The gust of air ventilated the room"

  4. vent, ventilate, give vent(verb)

    give expression or utterance to

    "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"

  5. ventilate(verb)

    furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape

    "The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space"


  1. ventilate(Verb)

    To replace stale or noxious air with fresh.

  2. ventilate(Verb)

    To circulate air through a building, etc.

  3. ventilate(Verb)

    To provide with a vent.

  4. ventilate(Verb)

    To expose something to the circulation of fresh air.

  5. ventilate(Verb)

    To expose something to public examination or discussion.

  6. ventilate(Verb)

    To provide manual or mechanical breathing to a patient.

  7. Origin: From Middle English, from ventilatus, past participle of ventilo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ventilate(verb)

    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

  2. Ventilate(verb)

    to provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as, to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket

  3. Ventilate(verb)

    to change or renew, as the air of a room

  4. Ventilate(verb)

    to winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat

  5. Ventilate(verb)

    to sift and examine; to bring out, and subject to penetrating scrutiny; to expose to examination and discussion; as, to ventilate questions of policy

  6. Ventilate(verb)

    to give vent; to utter; to make public

  7. Origin: [L. ventilatus, p. p. of ventilare to toss, brandish in the air, to fan, to winnow, from ventus wind; akin to E. wind. See Wind rushing air.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ventilate

    ven′ti-lāt, v.t. to fan with wind: to open to the free passage of air: to cause fresh air to pass through: to expose to examination and discussion: to make public.—adj. Ven′tilable.—ns. Ventilā′brum, flabellum; Ventilā′tion, act or art of ventilating: state of being ventilated: free exposure to air: supply of air: act of examining and making public: public exposure.—adj. Ven′tilātive.—n. Ven′tilātor, that which ventilates: a contrivance for introducing fresh air. [L. ventilāre, -ātumventulus, dim. of ventus, the wind.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ventilate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ventilate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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