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noun ven·ti·la·tor \ˈven-tə-ˌlā-tər\

Definition of ventilator

  1. :  one that ventilates: such asa :  a contrivance for introducing fresh air or expelling foul or stagnant airb :  respirator 2

Examples of ventilator in a Sentence

  1. The patient was put on a ventilator.

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Origin and Etymology of ventilator

ventilate + 1-or (perhaps after Latin ventilātor “winnower”)


First Known Use: 1743


VENTILATOR Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of ventilator for English Language Learners

  • : a device that lets fresh air enter and move through a room, building, etc.

  • medical : a device for helping a person to breathe


VENTILATOR Defined for Kids

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noun ven·ti·la·tor \ˈven-tə-ˌlā-tər\

Definition of ventilator for Students

  1. :  a device for letting in fresh air or driving out bad or stale air


Medical Dictionary

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Medical Definition of ventilator



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