un·​ven·​ti·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈven-tə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce unventilated (audio) \

Definition of unventilated

: not ventilated a stuffy, unventilated office

Examples of unventilated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional holiday celebrations, with long meals indoors and with some travel typically involved, could contribute to more cases of the disease, which is primarily spread through droplets and aerosols that can linger in unventilated indoor spaces. Josh Katz, New York Times, "A Detailed Map of Where Americans Are Staying Home for Thanksgiving," 24 Nov. 2020 Masks don’t do much good if people spend several hours together in an unventilated room. Rachel Gutman, The Atlantic, "The Golden Rule of Pandemic Survival," 17 Nov. 2020 The researchers then calculated what would happen in a situation where a person entered a small, unventilated space such as a restroom after an infected person coughed. Kate Baggaley, Popular Science, "When it comes to airborne COVID-19 transmission, droplet size matters," 2 Nov. 2020 That means any protracted stay in an unventilated indoor space, with other people, is risky even if patrons are spaced out. David Meyer, Fortune, "A harsh winter is coming for the hospitality sector," 29 Oct. 2020 They are inundated daily with media and government leaders proclaiming the danger of being surrounded by tons of people in tight, unventilated spaces. WSJ, "Don’t Write Off Teachers’ Reasonable Fears of Covid," 26 Oct. 2020 This could help decrease crowds milling around the gate or in line on the jet bridge—a danger zone without much air circulation that puts people at risk of close, unventilated contact with others—a primary mode COVID-19 transmission. Jackie Snow, National Geographic, "Nano needles. Facial recognition. Air travel adapts to make travel safer," 13 Aug. 2020 Even at one of the Osaka clubs where the outbreak occurred earlier this month, a group of 40 young women attended a performance by a boy band on Wednesday, jumping and waving their hands in a small, unventilated space for close to two hours. Motoko Rich, New York Times, "Japan’s Virus Success Has Puzzled the World. Is Its Luck Running Out?," 26 Mar. 2020 Florida officers freed seven dogs from an unventilated storage unit and are looking for the person who padlocked them in, leaving some of them without food or even water. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, "7 dogs, some without water, freed from unventilated storage unit in Florida," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unventilated

1712, in the meaning defined above

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8 Dec 2020

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“Unventilated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unventilated. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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