• WordNet 3.6
    • v ventilate expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen "air the old winter clothes","air out the smoke-filled rooms"
    • v ventilate furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape "The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space"
    • v ventilate give expression or utterance to "She vented her anger","The graduates gave vent to cheers"
    • v ventilate circulate through and freshen "The gust of air ventilated the room"
    • v ventilate expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage "Wheat should be well ventilated"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ventilate To change or renew, as the air of a room.
    • Ventilate To give vent to; to utter; to make public. "Macaulay took occasion to ventilate one of those startling, but not very profound, paradoxes."
    • Ventilate 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.
    • Ventilate To provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as, to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket.
    • Ventilate To sift and examine; to bring out, and subject to penetrating scrutiny; to expose to examination and discussion; as, to ventilate questions of policy.
    • Ventilate To winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ventilate To winnow; fan.
    • ventilate To admit air to; expose to the free passage of air or wind; supply with fresh air; purify by expulsion of foul air: as, to ventilate a room.
    • ventilate To purify by supplies of fresh air; provide air for in respiration by means of lungs or gills; aërate; oxygenate: as, the lungs ventilate the blood.
    • ventilate To expose to common consideration or criticism; submit to free examination and discussion; make public.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Ventilate ven′ti-lāt 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
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  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “Anger ventilated often hurries towards forgiveness; anger concealed often hardens into revenge.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. ventilāre, -ātumventulus, dim. of ventus, the wind.


In literature:

The patient should go to bed in a large, well-ventilated, and sunny room.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
These are the problems of ventilation.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
The grey light of dawn was filtering down the drain-pipe ventilators and through the chinks in the tarpaulins overhead.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
"Notes and Queries, Number 236, May 6, 1854" by Various
The ingoing and outgoing air-pipes and direction of ventilation are also indicated.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
The shack is ventilated by a chimney hole in the roof as shown by Fig.
"Shelters, Shacks and Shanties" by D.C. Beard
I don't think that's so clear to you; and I want ventilation.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
Rolling the papers into a ball, he hurled them into the mouth of a large ventilator which stood near.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914" by Various
But as to the ventilation, on that pint my plans are made.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
It is admirably constructed, commodious, well ventilated.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow

In poetry:

From the geyser ventilators
Autumn winds are blowing down
On a thousand business women
Having baths in Camden Town
"Business Girls" by Sir John Betjeman
Vainly he strove, with ready wit,
To joke about the weather -
To ventilate the last 'ON DIT' -
To quote the price of leather -
She groaned "Here I and Sorrow sit:
Let us lament together!"
"Melancholetta" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

"In some cases, ventilation may make the problem worse".
Ensure the structure is spacious and has good ventilation.
Zephyr Ventilation to Offer Signature Hood Line Jun 16, 2004 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Emily Zoladz John Aouad, 17, of Kentwood, on right, and Josh Mancha of Comstock Park, work to wire a circuit in their Kent Career Technical Center class for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration last February.
Too much hyper-ventilating on employees getting free turnpike rides.
Always burn candles in a well-ventilated room.
Coupes added a three speed fan inside to improve ventilation, and seatbacks on both body styles were more heavily bolstered.
A few children have had to be put on a ventilator for airway support.
Displacement ventilation can reduce energy consumption, boost IAQ and improve acoustics.
Ventilating buildings and cleaning the air doesn't eliminate secondhand smoke exposure , study finds.
Laguna Beach firefighters conduct ventilation during a fire operation.
The fire department says it may have been caused by grease in a kitchen ventilation system.
Buck's Pizza is closed temporarily following a fire Thursday evening in the kitchen ventilation hood.
It blew out everything from the refrigerator to the ventilation hood.
COLUMBIA — Paquin Tower's heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems have begun harnessing heat from beneath the ground.

In science:

Notice that this last property of revisions generated by pseudodistances is the left argument analogue of AGM’s Ventilation Principle which concerns the argument on the right.
Distance Semantics for Belief Revision
The Invar cone is the ventilated upper ring of the focus cabin, which itself is stabilized in temperature by active thermal control.
Mechanical Measurements of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Rousseau P.G. and Mathews E.H. (1996). A new integrated design tool for naturally ventilated buildings . Energy and buildings.
Bringing simulation to implementation: Presentation of a global approach in the design of passive solar buildings under humid tropical climates
If night time and no wind, we can turn on the lower ventilator.
Extraction of Freshwater and Energy from Atmosphere
Study the man-made seeing in domes and telescopes, determine optimum parameters of astronomical domes (height, ventillation regime).
Peter Scheglov --- pioneer of site testing in the Central Asia