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noun ven·ti·la·tor \ˈven-tə-ˌlā-tər\

: a device that lets fresh air enter and move through a room, building, etc.

medical : a device for helping a person to breathe

Full Definition of VENTILATOR

:  one that ventilates: as
a :  a contrivance for introducing fresh air or expelling foul or stagnant air
b :  respirator 2

Examples of VENTILATOR

  1. The patient was put on a ventilator.

First Known Use of VENTILATOR


Rhymes with VENTILATOR

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VENTILATOR Defined for Kids


noun ven·ti·la·tor \ˈven-tə-ˌlā-tər\

Definition of VENTILATOR for Kids

:  a device for letting in fresh air or driving out bad or stale air
Medical Dictionary


noun ven·ti·la·tor \ˈvent-əl-ˌāt-ər\

Medical Definition of VENTILATOR

:  respirator 2


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