un·​ven·​ti·​lat·​ed ˌən-ˈven-tə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unventilated (audio)
: not ventilated
a stuffy, unventilated office

Examples of unventilated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suit also describes defects in fire safety, an insufficient electric switchboard, unventilated interior bathrooms and excessive noise in many areas, among other issues. Ethan M Steinberg, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2024 Unlike their unventilated rooms, the center is right next to a pond and a playground shaded by a few trees. Anant Gupta, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Mold, fungi, bugs, and other pests can nest happily in storage units, unventilated homes, and more. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Ventilated rooms are better than unventilated ones. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 2021 Police found three girls, between 11 and 14, in a makeshift room in the unventilated trailer. Felicia Fonseca, ajc, 8 Dec. 2022 Egyptian mummification, aimed at eternity, bears little resemblance to modern American embalming, which began during the Civil War, when bodies of soldiers had to be transported on hot, unventilated trains. Oliver Whang, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2022 Perez found that oxygen made up just 17.5 percent of the air composition inside the cave, compared to about 19 percent in similarly unventilated caves and 21 percent outside. Anna Bitong, Discover Magazine, 16 Jan. 2017 Mosquitoes love the dark, humid, and unventilated spaces so often inhabited by India’s poorest residents, said Dhiman. Monika Mondal, WIRED, 15 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1712, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unventilated was in 1712

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“Unventilated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unventilated. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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