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 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 Juliette shows me her kitchen, a low hut adjacent to the house, and squats down to add more wood to the fire under a big stew pot, coughing and squinting to show me how uncomfortable and smoky the unventilated space was. The Economist, "The murky world of Madagascar’s roaring vanilla trade," 5 July 2019 The work put them at risk for exposure to illness that might come from doing dusty, repetitive work in small, unventilated tenement spaces. Angela Serratore, Smithsonian, "Keeping Feathers Off Hats–And On Birds," 15 May 2018 Something as ordinary as flipping a light switch or plugging in a phone charger can ignite the heavy gas, which quickly fills an unventilated room. Noelle Crombie, OregonLive.com, "Big profits and marijuana surplus fuel illegal butane hash oil labs," 26 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of unventilated

1712, in the meaning defined above

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21 Nov 2019

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“Unventilated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unventilated. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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