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 well-ventilated
Sautéing and frying it were better to reserve for the range and a well-ventilated kitchen.Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties|Janet McKenzie Hill
The Doctor had built a wing, in which was situated our school-room, and a lofty, well-ventilated room it was.Ernest Bracebridge|William H. G. Kingston
Why should sheep be kept in a well-ventilated building that protects them from snow and rain but is not very warm?Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study|Ontario Ministry of Education
As some chlorine is given off it is best to use this in a well-ventilated place.The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics|Franklin Beech
The sign would look more appropriate if it were in front of some of our "cool and well-ventilated" summer-resort hotels.English as She is Wrote|Anonymous
British Dictionary definitions for well-ventilated
Word Origin for ventilate
Word Origin and History for well-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.