ventilatory

adjective

ven·​ti·​la·​to·​ry ˈven-tə-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce ventilatory (audio)
: of, relating to, or provided with ventilation
ventilatory capacity of the lung

Word History

Etymology

ventilate + -ory entry 2

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ventilatory was in 1850

Dictionary Entries Near ventilatory

Cite this Entry

“Ventilatory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ventilatory. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

ventilatory

adjective
ven·​ti·​la·​to·​ry ˈvent-ᵊl-ə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce ventilatory (audio)
: of, relating to, or provided with ventilation
ventilatory support
no further decrement in ventilatory functionA. R. Morton
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