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 : the circulation and exchange of gases in the lungs or gills that is basic to respiration
3 : a system or means of providing fresh air

Examples of ventilation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There will be countless other logistical considerations built into the design, from deliveries and patient transfers to storage and ventilation. Oscar Holland And Alexandra Lin, CNN, "How to design a hospital that's built in days, by someone who's done it before," 7 Feb. 2020 Another effective way to reduce moisture is to increase ventilation. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Battle Mold and Mildew In Your Home," 3 Feb. 2020 For men’s slope-worthy sunglasses, look to Julbo’s Shield, with removable side shields, a nose grip to help glasses stay put down the mountain, and air ventilation features in addition to all the UV protection. Terry Ward, Condé Nast Traveler, "Ski Trip Packing List: All the Essentials for a Weekend On (and Off) the Slopes," 29 Jan. 2020 Upon their return to Earth, a ventilation valve was jolted open, causing the capsule to depressurize. Fox News, "Challenger explosion among the deadliest space disasters," 29 Jan. 2020 Inside, the market is open and airy with high ceilings and exposed ventilation. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Woodward Corner Market opens Wednesday: Here's a peek inside," 27 Jan. 2020 The higher-end houses had dormer windows for additional ventilation and front porches. Paula Allen, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio West Side developers were subdivision pioneers," 18 Jan. 2020 They're also heated, 20-way power adjustable, and the Luxury Seating package adds massage and ventilation functions. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "The Right Amount of M," 14 Jan. 2020 While comfortably seated behind the three-spoke steering wheel, Patrick gazes at the Indian-head ornament on the radiator cap through the non-glare vision/ventilation windshield. Vern Parker, Houston Chronicle, "The Classics:1931 Pontiac a big six with 60 horsepower," 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of ventilation

1519, 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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The first known use of ventilation was in 1519

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11 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Ventilation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventilation. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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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 act or process of ventilating
2 : the circulation and exchange of gases in the lungs or gills that is basic to respiration

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