ventilation

noun
ven·​ti·​la·​tion | \ ˌven-tə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce ventilation (audio) \

Definition of ventilation

1 : the act or process of ventilating
2a : circulation of air a room with good ventilation
b(1) : the circulation and exchange of gases in the lungs or gills that is basic to respiration
(2) : artificial respiration of the lungs specifically : mechanical ventilation ventilation to supply oxygen to the patient's lungs
3 : a system or means of providing fresh air

Examples of ventilation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His bedroom contains the apartment’s only window; the ventilation is poor, and the apartment is often frigid. New York Times, 1 June 2022 This max-support, high-impact bra has the works: a four-clasp back, adjustable straps, and molded cups that are perforated for ventilation. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, 27 May 2022 Improving ventilation, so that the air in a room is completely replaced at least four to six times an hour, is another important way to control airborne viruses. Liz Szabo, CNN, 18 Mar. 2022 By working together with advisors and designers, many companies in long-term leases have been working through the winter to reconfigure their spaces and ensure their ventilation is up to standards. Kenny Kane, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Speaking of which, while last year the city was earmarking its $82,400 grant toward the purchase of a ventilation system for its service garage, rising costs put the project out of reach. John Benson, cleveland, 26 May 2022 With the use of electric go-karts and a ventilation system, the company was able to create a safe indoor option for the track. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, 19 May 2022 Concerns about asbestos made the towers’ ventilation system unusable, and residents complained about mold and incessant leaks during rainstorms. Kyle Chayka, The New Yorker, 28 Apr. 2022 The aircraft's jet engines power its ventilation system. Taylor Wilson, USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ventilation

1664, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ventilation

borrowed from Latin ventilātiōn-, ventilātiō, from ventilāre "to expose to the air, ventilate" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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5 Jul 2022

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“Ventilation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventilation. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for ventilation

ventilation

noun
ven·​ti·​la·​tion | \ ˌven-tə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce ventilation (audio) \

Kids Definition of ventilation

1 : the act or process of ventilating
2 : a system or means of providing fresh air

ventilation

noun
ven·​ti·​la·​tion | \ ˌvent-ᵊl-ˈā-shən How to pronounce ventilation (audio) \

Medical Definition of ventilation

1 : the circulation and exchange of gases in the lungs or gills that is basic to respiration
2 : artificial respiration of the lungs specifically : mechanical ventilation began ventilation to supply oxygen to the patient's lungs
3 : the circulation of air through a space and especially an enclosed space

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