Ventilate Definition

ventilated, ventilates, ventilating
ventilated, ventilates, ventilating
To circulate fresh air in (a room, etc.), driving out foul or stale air.
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To circulate in (a room, etc.) so as to freshen.
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To provide with an opening for the escape of air, gas, etc.; furnish a means for airing.
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To expose (a substance) to fresh air so as to keep in good condition.
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To examine and discuss in public; bring (a grievance, problem, etc.) out into the open.
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Origin of Ventilate

  • Middle English ventilaten to blow away from Latin ventilāre ventilāt- to fan from ventulus diminutive of ventus wind wē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Latin ventilātus, past participle of ventilō.

    From Wiktionary

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