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Webster 1913 Edition


Ventilate

Ven′ti-late

,
Verb.
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 mine.
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
.
Ayliffe.
6.
To give vent to; to utter; to make public.
Macaulay took occasion to
ventilate
one of those startling, but not very profound, paradoxes.
J. C. Shairp.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ventilate

VEN'TILATE

,
Verb.
T.
[L. ventilo, from ventus, wind.]
1.
To fan with wind; to open and expose to the free passage of air or wind; as, to ventilate a room; to ventilate a cellar.
2.
To cause the air to pass through; as, to ventilate a mine.
3.
To winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat.
4.
To examine; to discuss; that is, to agitate; as, to ventilate questions of policy. [Not now in use.]

Definition 2021


ventilate

ventilate

English

Verb

ventilate (third-person singular simple present ventilates, present participle ventilating, simple past and past participle ventilated)

  1. To replace stale or noxious air with fresh.
  2. To circulate air through a building, etc.
  3. To provide with a vent.
  4. To expose something to the circulation of fresh air.
  5. To expose something to public examination or discussion.
  6. (medicine) To provide manual or mechanical breathing to a patient.
  7. (slang) To pierce with bullets.
    • 2010, Michael Miller, Deep Nights
      If we went in and there was no burglar, and we got into a shooting with the homeowner and ventilated him, that would be a little difficult to explain.

Translations


Italian

Adjective

ventilate

  1. feminine plural of ventilato

Verb

ventilate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of ventilare
  2. second-person plural imperative of ventilare
  3. feminine plural of ventilato

Anagrams


Latin

Verb

ventilāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of ventilō