Origin of ventilation
Examples from the Web for ventilation
It is provided with best conditions for water supply, heating and ventilation.North Korea's Top College: Brainwash U
December 13, 2014
They steer me toward what looks like an ad agency's conference room—featuring exposed concrete and ventilation systems.Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films
March 2, 2014
These doors are an important part of the ventilation system.Thatcher's Economic Legacy
April 8, 2013
For starters, it would have higher entrances and ventilation grates, says MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg.Hurricane Sandy’s Lesson for Flood-Proofing a Subway
November 4, 2012
A television murmured somewhere down the hall, and a ventilation fan thumped in a nearby window.Exclusive Excerpt: MLK's Haunting Final Hours
April 24, 2010
So nourishment, cleanliness, and ventilation are the main remedies.The Uncommercial Traveller
Standing on tiptoe, I glued my eyes to the narrow slit which was our only ventilation.The Floating Island of Madness
Three small round holes had been pierced into the styles for ventilation.A Son of Hagar
Sir Hall Caine
Except for a barred transom over the door, there was no means of ventilation.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
All the heat used ought to be concerned in ventilation, and in that only.Rural Hygiene
Henry N. Ogden
- the act or process of ventilating or the state of being ventilated
- an installation in a building that provides a supply of fresh air
Word Origin and History for ventilation
mid-15c., from Latin ventilationem (nominative ventilatio) "an exposing to the air," noun of action from past participle stem of ventilare (see ventilate).
- The replacement of fresh air or gas for stale or noxious air or gas in a space.
- Aeration or oxygenation, as of blood.
- The verbal expression of feelings or emotions in psychotherapy.