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plenum ventilation

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  1. a system of mechanical ventilation in which fresh air is forced into the spaces to be ventilated from a chamber (plenum chamber) at a pressure slightly higher than atmospheric pressure, so as to expel foul air.

Origin of plenum ventilation

First recorded in 1835–45
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