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
Synonyms for ventilate
Examples from the Web for ventilated
Contemporary Examples of ventilated
The feelings that John Derbyshire ventilated—where did they come from?Today's Question: Fire John Derbyshire?
May 22, 2012
Historical Examples of ventilated
I am sorry you did not, for it would have brought to light some things which have not yet been ventilated.Down South
The building is lighted, heated, and ventilated in the most modern fashion.The New Education
But does that go to show that a question should not be ventilated?Orley Farm
The shack is ventilated by a chimney hole in the roof as shown by Fig. 146.Shelters, Shacks and Shanties
I believe a house should be ventilated to the bottom instead of the top.Samantha at Coney Island
Word Origin for ventilate
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.