ven·ti·late vt \ˈvent-əl-ˌāt\
: to expose to air and especially to a current of fresh air for purifying or refreshing
a : oxygenate, aerate <ventilate blood in the lungs> b : to subject the lungs of (an individual) to ventilation <artifically ventilate a patient in respiratory distress>
: to give verbal expression to (as mental or emotional conflicts)
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