Definition of ventilate
- artificially ventilate a patient in respiratory distress
- ventilating family quarrels in public
- ventilated their objections at length
She opened the windows to ventilate the room.
The room was adequately ventilated.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
give air to, put forth;
: to allow fresh air to enter and move through (a room, building, etc.)
: to express or discuss (something) openly or publicly
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