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  • 1 Ventilate — Ven ti*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ventilated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ventilating}.] [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.] 1. To open and expose… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ventilate — [vent′ l āt΄] vt. ventilated, ventilating [< L ventilatus, pp. of ventilare, to fan, ventilate < ventus,WIND2] 1. a) to circulate fresh air in (a room, etc.), driving out foul air b) to circulate in (a room, etc.) so as to freshen: said of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 ventilate — index bare, circulate, consult (ask advice of), proclaim, propagate (spread), publish, relate (tell) …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 ventilate — (v.) mid 15c., to blow away something (of wind), from L. ventilatus, pp. of ventilare to brandish, toss in the air, winnow, fan, agitate, set in motion, from ventulus a breeze, dim. of ventus wind (see WIND (Cf. wind) (n.1)). Original notion is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 ventilate — 1 *aerate, oxygenate, carbonate 2 *express, vent, air, utter, voice, broach Analogous words: expose, exhibit, display, *show: disclose, divulge, discover, reveal: publish, advertise, broadcast (see DECLARE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 ventilate — [v] air out; make known advertise, air, bring into the open, bring up, broach, broadcast, circulate, debate, deliberate, discourse, discuss, examine, express, free, give, go into, introduce, moot, publish, put, scrutinize, sift, state, take up,… …

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  • 7 ventilate — ► VERB 1) cause air to enter and circulate freely in (a room or building). 2) discuss (an opinion or issue) in public. 3) Medicine subject to artificial respiration. DERIVATIVES ventilation noun. ORIGIN Latin ventilare blow, winnow , from ventus… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 ventilate — [[t]ve̱ntɪleɪt[/t]] ventilates, ventilating, ventilated 1) VERB If you ventilate a room or building, you allow fresh air to get into it. [V n] Ventilate the room properly when paint stripping... [V n] The pit is ventilated by a steel fan. [V ed] …

    English dictionary

  • 9 ventilate — transitive verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Middle English, discussed, aired, from Late Latin ventilatus, past participle of ventilare, from Latin, to fan, winnow, from ventus wind more at wind Date: 15th century 1. a. to examine, discuss, or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 ventilate — To aerate, or oxygenate, the blood in the pulmonary capillaries. SYN: air (2). [L. ventilo, pp. atus, to fan, fr. ventus, the wind] * * * ven·ti·late vent əl .āt vt, lat·ed; lat·ing 1) to expose to air and esp. to a current of fresh air for… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 ventilate — UK [ˈventɪleɪt] / US [ˈvent(ə)lˌeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms ventilate : present tense I/you/we/they ventilate he/she/it ventilates present participle ventilating past tense ventilated past participle ventilated 1) to allow fresh air to… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 ventilate — ventilable, adj. /ven tl ayt /, v.t., ventilated, ventilating. 1. to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air that has been used or contaminated. 2. Med. a. to oxygenate (blood) by exposure to air in the lungs or gills. b. to… …

    Universalium

  • 13 ventilate — verb ADVERB ▪ adequately, properly, well ▪ Make sure that the room is well ventilated. ▪ poorly ▪ naturally ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 ventilate — Synonyms and related words: aerate, air, air out, air condition, air cool, airify, analyze, break it to, break the news, breathe, bring up, broach, canvass, chew the fat, chill, come out with, comment upon, confide, confide to, consider,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 ventilate — ven|ti|late [ˈventıleıt US tl eıt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of ventilare, from ventus wind ] 1.) to let fresh air into a room, building etc well ventilated/poorly ventilated etc ▪ a well ventilated kitchen 2.) to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 ventilate — verb ventilate all work areas Syn: air, aerate, air out, oxygenate, air condition, fan; freshen, cool …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 ventilate — ven•ti•late [[t]ˈvɛn tlˌeɪt[/t]] v. lat•ed, lat•ing. v.t. 1) to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air that has been used or contaminated 2) (of air or wind) to circulate through or blow on, so as to cool or freshen the air… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 ventilate — /ˈvɛntəleɪt / (say ventuhlayt) verb (t) (ventilated, ventilating) 1. to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air which is vitiated. 2. to introduce fresh air to: the lungs ventilate the blood. 3. (of air, wind, etc.) to… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 ventilate — verb a) To replace stale or noxious air with fresh. b) To circulate air through a building, etc …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 ventilate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. air; freshen; disclose, publish. See wind, refreshment. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. freshen, aerate, let in fresh air, circulate fresh air, vent, air cool, air out, free, oxygenate; see also air 1 ,… …

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