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/ˈvɛn tlˌeɪ tər/
a person or thing that
a contrivance or opening for replacing foul or stagnant air with fresh air.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Nevertheless, earlier this year he decided that he wanted to die, and demanded that his
be turned off.
He was given a flood of antibiotics and put on a
, but within six days he was dead.
He napped briefly with his feet clipped to the pedals and the
over his face.
The surgeons opened a hole in her throat so she could breathe on a
while she slept.
Doctors put a tube down his throat into his airway and connected him to a
She told the court she fully understood the implications of being removed from the
and wanted to die.
In some cases, a breathing tube may be placed in your throat and a
will help you breathe.
In fact, for a larger fee, he will some day be able to go to your nursing home and unplug your
Now, partly paralyzed, he breathes with the help of a
If such a patient is put on a
, the organs can be kept healthy and perfused with blood until they are needed.
British Dictionary definitions for
an opening or device, such as a fan, used to ventilate a room, building, etc
) a machine that maintains a flow of air into and out of the lungs of a patient who is unable to breathe normally
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