If foul air poisoned at once and completely, we should have well-ventilated houses, whatever else we failed to have.
The patient should go to bed in a large, well-ventilated, and sunny room.
Exercise should be taken, so far as is convenient, in the open air, or in a large and well-ventilated room.
There is little or no objection to doing the ironing in a well-ventilated kitchen.
And I would have well-ventilated rooms instead of such hot, suffocating places, warmed by large iron stoves.
The prisoners were placed in apartments large and well-ventilated.
A commodious, well-lighted, and well-ventilated cellar is one of the most important apartments of the farm house.
As some chlorine is given off it is best to use this in a well-ventilated place.
One of the largest centrals of our Island has constructed a large, well-ventilated, and comfortable men's apartment.
They had their room—bare, dirty and well-ventilated—for next to nothing.
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]