adjective (1)
vent·​less | \ ˈvent-ləs How to pronounce ventless (audio) \

Definition of ventless

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: 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


adjective (2)

Definition of ventless (Entry 2 of 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

First Known Use of ventless

Adjective (1)

1603, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Ventless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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