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.
Origin of ventilate
Examples from the Web for ventilated
The feelings that John Derbyshire ventilated—where did they come from?
In this way, any articles placed therein will be readily dried and ventilated.
In the extensions are respectively the two large, well-lighted and ventilated rooms for the mens and womens wards.The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia|S. J. (Silvanus Jackson) Quinn
For the same reason, riper melons can be shipped under the refrigeration than in ventilated cars.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
Marmaduke is preparing a small gravity tank for his machine, to be used when the pressure tank is ventilated by a bullet.Cavalry of the Clouds|Alan Bott
The traps should be ventilated by 1½-inch or two-inch connections with the outer air, as shown by cut.
British Dictionary definitions for ventilated
Word Origin for ventilate
Word Origin and History for ventilated
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.