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adjective (1)

vent·​less ˈvent-ləs How to pronounce ventless (audio)
: not having a vent for the escape or release of a gas, liquid, etc.
You'll get the heat with a ventless fireplace, but with it you won't get the crackling, aromatic appeal of burning wood.Katheryn Krotzer Laborde
Last April, Bellwether Coffee announced their new ventless coffee roaster designed to help cafes and grocery stores roast in-store without having to install complex ventilation systems.Garrett Oden


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adjective (2)

of a garment
: not having a vent or slit
ventless double-breasted suits …Ralph DiGennaro
The padded shoulders, ventless back and slight suppression in the torso that are so prevalent in Italian and French tailoring …Diane Sustendal

Examples of ventless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The machine is ventless and can be installed anywhere in your home, not just in a dedicated laundry room. Nor'adila Hepburn, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 May 2024 Truth Social feels like a MAGA town hall in a ventless conference room, where an endless line of folks step up to the mic to share how the world is out to get them. Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2024 And, even if a new kitchen design doesn’t have an island, ventless cooktops can keep sightlines open, allowing for positioning in front of window views. Michael Wolf, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 Vent-free or ventless gas inserts for fireplaces require no external venting, so they can be used on interior walls without a chimney. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Sep. 2023 However, that ventless configuration has its benefits for small spaces and those most interested in a combination model. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2023 The dryer is Energy Star-certified and offers ventless installation. Kat De Naoum, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 May 2023 While this is convenient in homes that don’t have vents already installed, the downside is that ventless dryers take significantly longer to dry loads of laundry—sometimes several hours—and often warm up the room in the process. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 1 Mar. 2023 Other highlights include ventless design and an adjustable thermostat with a remote control. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 16 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective (1)

1603, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ventless was in 1603

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“Ventless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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