verb (used with object)
to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air that has been used or contaminated.
to oxygenate (blood) by exposure to air in the lungs or gills.
to assist the breathing of (a person), as with a respirator.
(of air or wind) to circulate through or blow on, so as to cool or freshen the air of:
Cool breezes ventilated the house.
to expose to the action of air or wind:
to ventilate floor timbers.
to submit (a question, problem, etc.) to open, full examination and discussion.
to give utterance or expression to (an opinion, complaint, etc.).
to furnish with a vent or opening, as for the escape of air or gas.
1400–50; late Middle English ventilatten
to blow (something) away < Latin ventilātus
(past participle of ventilāre
to fan), equivalent to vent
v. suffix (variant of -ul-,
orig. after derivatives of nouns ending in -ulus -ule
; cf. speculate
) + -ātus -ate1
ventilable, adjectiveoverventilate, verb (used with object), overventilated, overventilating.reventilate, verb (used with object), reventilated, reventilating.self-ventilated, adjectiveunderventilate, verb (used with object), underventilated, underventilating.underventilated, adjectiveunventilated, adjectivewell-ventilated, adjective
broadcast, publicize, circulate, report.