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ventilate

[ ven-tl-eyt ]
/ 藞v蓻n tl藢e瑟t /
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verb (used without object), ven路ti路lat路ed, ven路ti路lat路ing.
to give utterance or expression to one's emotions, opinions, complaints, etc.
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Origin of ventilate

First recorded in 1400鈥50; late Middle English ventilatten 鈥渢o blow (something) away,鈥 from Latin ventil膩tus (past participle of ventil膩re 鈥渢o fan鈥), equivalent to vent(us) 鈥渨ind鈥 + -il- verb suffix (variant of -ul-, originally after derivatives of nouns ending in -ulus ) + -膩tus suffix forming adjectives; see origin at -ule, -ate1;cf. speculate, wind1

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British Dictionary definitions for ventilate

ventilate
/ (藞v蓻nt瑟藢le瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to drive foul air out of (an enclosed area)
to provide with a means of airing
to expose (a question, grievance, etc) to public examination or discussion
physiol to oxygenate (the blood) in the capillaries of the lungs
to winnow (grain)

Derived forms of ventilate

ventilable, adjective

Word Origin for ventilate

C15: from Latin ventil膩re to fan, from ventulus diminutive of ventus wind
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