verb (used with object), ven·ti·lat·ed, ven·ti·lat·ing.
- to oxygenate (blood) by exposure to air in the lungs or gills.
- to assist the breathing of (a person), as with a respirator.
verb (used without object), ven·ti·lat·ed, ven·ti·lat·ing.
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These holes served to ventilate, though they were not intended for that purpose.How to Live|Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
Now I had either overventilated or failed to ventilate my room.
To ventilate a small room without draughts of course requires more care than to ventilate a large one.Notes on Nursing|Florence Nightingale
What fun it was to dig him out, and ventilate his musty nest of fish-bones!Pastoral Days|William Hamilton Gibson
The window was open at the top, so as to ventilate the room.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins