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: one that ventilates: such as
: a contrivance for introducing fresh air or expelling foul or stagnant air
: respirator sense 2
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1743, in the meaning defined above
ventilate + -or entry 1 (perhaps after Latin ventilātor "winnower")
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: a device that lets fresh air enter and move through a room, building, etc.
medical : a device for helping a person to breathe
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: a device for letting in fresh air or driving out bad or stale air
: respirator sense 2
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