Ventilate meaning

vĕntl-āt
To breathe in and out; inhale and exhale.
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To admit or force fresh air into (a building or closed space, such as a mine) to replace stale or noxious air.
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To circulate through and freshen.

A sea breeze ventilated the rooms.

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To provide with a vent, as for airing.
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To expose (a substance) to the circulation of fresh air, as to retard spoilage.
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To expose to public discussion or examination.

The students ventilated their grievances.

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To inhale and exhale (air, for example); breathe.
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To keep (a person or animal) breathing by artificial means.
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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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To aerate (blood); oxygenate.
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(obs.) To winnow (grain)
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To admit or force fresh air into a building or closed space, such as a mine to replace stale or noxious air.
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To circulate through and freshen.

A sea breeze ventilated the rooms.

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To provide with a vent, as for airing.
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To expose a substance to the circulation of fresh air, as to retard spoilage.
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To inhale and exhale air; breathe.
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To keep a person or animal breathing by artificial means.
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To circulate air through a building, etc.
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To provide with a vent.
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To expose something to the circulation of fresh air.
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To expose something to public examination or discussion.
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(medicine) To provide manual or mechanical breathing to a patient.
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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