ventilate Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
vent; air out; air.
- air the old winter clothes
- air out the smoke-filled rooms
verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
- Wheat should be well ventilated
verb circulate through and freshen
- The gust of air ventilated the room
verb give expression or utterance to
vent; give vent.
- She vented her anger
- The graduates gave vent to cheers
verb furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape
- The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space
Ven"ti*late transitive 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 ventilatea room; to ventilatea cellar; to ventilatea mine.
To provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as, to. ventilatea mold, or a water-wheel bucket
To change or renew, as the air of a room.Harvey.
To winnow; to fan; as, to. ventilatewheat
To sift and examine; to bring out, and subject to penetrating scrutiny; to expose to examination and discussion;Ayliffe. as, to. ventilatequestions of policy
To give vent; to utter; to make public.
Macaulay took occasion to ventilate one of those starling, but not very profound, paradoxes. J. C. Shairp.
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