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Meaning of VENTILATE

Pronunciation:  `ventl 'eyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
  2. [v]  furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape; "The architect did not thnk about ventilating the storage space"
  3. [v]  give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
  4. [v]  circulate through and freshen; "The gust of air ventilated the room"
  5. [v]  expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage; "Wheat should be well ventilated"

VENTILATE is a 9 letter word that starts with V.


 Synonyms: air, air out, give vent, vent, vent
 See Also: alter, change, circulate, evince, expose, express, freshen, refresh, show



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 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

2. To provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as,
   to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket.

3. To change or renew, as the air of a room. --Harvey.

4. To winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat.

5. To sift and examine; to bring out, and subject to
   penetrating scrutiny; to expose to examination and
   discussion; as, to ventilate questions of policy.

6. To give vent; to utter; to make public.

         Macaulay took occasion to ventilate one of those
         starling, but not very profound, paradoxes. --J. C.