Meaning of VENTILATE in English


ven ‧ ti ‧ late /ˈventəleɪt, ˈventɪleɪt $ -tl-eɪt/ BrE AmE verb [transitive]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: 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 pump air into and out of someone’s lungs, using a special machine:

Both patients are sedated and ventilated.

3 . formal to express your opinions or feelings about something:

The important thing is to ventilate your anger.

—ventilation /ˌventəˈleɪʃ ə n, ˌventɪˈleɪʃ ə n $ -tlˈeɪ-/ noun [uncountable] :

a ventilation system

artificial ventilation

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.