Webster 1913 Edition
ventilatio: cf. F.
The act of ventilating, or the state of being ventilated; the art or process of replacing foul air by that which is pure, in any inclosed place, as a house, a church, a mine, etc.; free exposure to air.
Insuring, for the laboring man, better
F. W. Robertson.
The act of refrigerating, or cooling; refrigeration;
ventilationof the blood
The act of fanning, or winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust from the grain.
The act of sifting, and bringing out to view or examination; free discussion; public exposure.
ventilationof these points diffused them to the knowledge of the world.
The act of giving vent or expression.“Ventilation of his thoughts.”
Sir H. Wotton.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of ventilating; the act or operation of exposing to the free passage of air, or of causing the air to pass through any place, for the purpose of expelling impure air and dissipating any thing noxious.
2.The act of fanning or winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust.
3.Vent; utterance. [Not in use.]
4.Refrigeration. [Not in use.]