The feelings that John Derbyshire ventilated—where did they come from?
The traps should be ventilated by 1½-inch or two-inch connections with the outer air, as shown by cut.
But does that go to show that a question should not be ventilated?
The building is lighted, heated, and ventilated in the most modern fashion.
The shack is ventilated by a chimney hole in the roof as shown by Fig. 146.
The rent paid for this evil den, which was only ventilated by the chimney, is 1s.
I believe a house should be ventilated to the bottom instead of the top.
Telephone exchanges in cities are large airy rooms, well lighted, well kept and ventilated.
At Conferences of postal employees, a number of grievances were ventilated.
The soil pipes should be ventilated, and placed outside the walls, protected as may be necessary from frost.
mid-15c., "to blow away something" (of wind), from Latin ventilatus, past participle of ventilare "to brandish, toss in the air, winnow, fan, agitate, set in motion," from ventulus "a breeze," diminutive of ventus "wind" (see wind (n.1)). Original notion is of cleaning grain by tossing it in the air and letting the wind blow away the chaff. Meaning "supply a room with fresh air" first recorded 1660s (implied in ventilation). Slang sense of "shoot" (someone) is recorded from 1875. Related: Ventilated; ventilating.
To shoot; plug
[1875+; fr the notion of letting air into someone]