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Webster 1913 Edition


Ventilation

Venˊti-la′tion

,
Noun.
[L.
ventilatio
: cf. F.
ventilation
.]
1.
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
ventilation
.
F. W. Robertson.
2.
The act of refrigerating, or cooling; refrigeration;
as,
ventilation
of the blood
.
[Obs.]
Harvey.
3.
The act of fanning, or winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust from the grain.
4.
The act of sifting, and bringing out to view or examination; free discussion; public exposure.
The
ventilation
of these points diffused them to the knowledge of the world.
Bp. Hall.
5.
The act of giving vent or expression.
Ventilation of his thoughts.”
Sir H. Wotton.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ventilation

VENTILA'TION

,
Noun.
[L. ventilatio.]
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.]

Definition 2021


ventilation

ventilation

English

Noun

ventilation (countable and uncountable, plural ventilations)

  1. The replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh.
    • 1991, Robert DeNiro (actor), Backdraft:
      So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before or after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline?
  2. The mechanical system used to circulate and replace air.
  3. An exchange of views during a discussion.
  4. The bodily process of breathing; the inhalation of air to provide oxygen, and the exhalation of spent air to remove carbon dioxide.
  5. (medicine) The mechanical system used to assist breathing.

Translations


French

Noun

ventilation f (plural ventilations)

  1. ventilation: replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh.
  2. ventilation: mechanical system used to circulate and replace air.
  3. repartition