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ven·ti·la·tion

 (vĕn′tl-ā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The replacement of stale or noxious air with fresh air.
b. The mechanical system or equipment used to circulate air or to replace stale air with fresh air.
3.
a. The maintenance of breathing by artificial means.
b. A breath that is induced by artificial means.

ventilation

(ˌvɛntɪˈleɪʃən)
n
1. the act or process of ventilating or the state of being ventilated
2. (Building) an installation in a building that provides a supply of fresh air
ˈventiˌlative adj
ˈventiˌlatory adj

ven•ti•la•tion

(ˌvɛn tlˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of ventilating or the state of being ventilated.
2. facilities or equipment for providing ventilation.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin]
ven′ti•la•to`ry (-əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ventilation - the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul airventilation - the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
2.ventilation - a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh airventilation - a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air; "she was continually adjusting the ventilation"
mechanical system - a system of elements that interact on mechanical principles
ventilation shaft - a shaft in a building; serves as an air passage for ventilation
ventilator - a device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air
3.ventilation - free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest; "such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"
give-and-take, discussion, word - an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it"
4.ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalationventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
artificial respiration - an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
abdominal breathing - breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles; "abdominal breathing is practiced by singers"
eupnea, eupnoea - normal relaxed breathing
hyperpnea - energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders
hypopnea - slow or shallow breathing
hyperventilation - an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued
panting, heaving - breathing heavily (as after exertion)
Cheyne-Stokes respiration, periodic breathing - abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
smoking, smoke - the act of smoking tobacco or other substances; "he went outside for a smoke"; "smoking stinks"
breathing out, exhalation, expiration - the act of expelling air from the lungs
snoring, stertor, snore - the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
sniffle, snuffle, snivel - the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
wheeze - breathing with a husky or whistling sound
second wind - the return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion
breathing in, inhalation, intake, aspiration, inspiration - the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"

ventilation

noun
An exchanging of views:
Slang: rap.
Translations
تَهْوئَهتَهْوِيَة
větrání
ventilationudluftning
hengitysmielipiteenvaihtotuuletus
ventilacija
szellõz és
loftræsting
風通し
환기
vetranie
ventilation
การระบายอากาศ
sự thông gió

ventilation

[ˌventɪˈleɪʃən]
A. Nventilación f
B. CPD ventilation shaft Npozo m de ventilación

ventilation

[ˌvɛntɪˈleɪʃən] nventilation f, aération fventilation shaft nconduit m d'aération, conduit m de ventilation

ventilation

n
(= control of air flow)Belüftung f, → Ventilation f; (= letting fresh air in)Lüften nt; there’s very poor ventilation in heredie Belüftung dieses Raumes ist schlecht
(of blood)Sauerstoffzufuhr f
(of grievance)Vorbringen nt
(of question, issue)Erörterung f; (of opinion, view)Äußerung f

ventilation

[ˌventiˈleɪʃn] naerazione f, ventilazione f

ventilate

(ˈventileit) verb
to allow fresh air to enter (eg a room).
ˌventiˈlation noun
the act or means of ventilating or the state of being ventilated. There was no window in the room, and no other (means of) ventilation.
ˈventilator noun
a device for ventilating a room etc.

ventilation

تَهْوِيَة větrání ventilation Belüftung εξαερισμός ventilación tuuletus ventilation ventilacija ventilazione 風通し 환기 ventilatie ventilasjon wentylacja ventilação вентиляция ventilation การระบายอากาศ havalandırma sự thông gió 通风

ven·ti·la·tion

n. ventilación.
1. circulación de aire fresco en una habitación;
2. oxigenación de la sangre;
pulmonary ______ pulmonar;
3. expresión franca de conflictos emocionales internos.

ventilation

n ventilación f; mechanical — ventilación mecánica; noninvasive positive pressure — ventilación no invasiva con presión positiva
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All the "rot" they contained about ventilation, and how to go to bed, and how to get up, and what to eat, and what to drink, and how much exercise to take, and what frame of mind to keep one's self in, and what sort of clothing to wear, was all gospel to her, and she never observed that her health-journals of the current month customarily upset everything they had recommended the month before.
Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
By a dexterous piece of mimicry, she had made a living reality of one of the most insipid characters in the English drama; and she had roused to enthusiasm an audience of two hundred exiles from the blessings of ventilation, all simmering together in their own animal heat.
In society there were silly conversations lasting half a minute, cool acquaintanceships founded on such half-minutes, general reciprocity of suspicion, overcrowding, insufficient ventilation, bad music badly executed, late hours, unwholesome food, intoxicating liquors, jealous competition in useless expenditure, husband-hunting, flirting, dancing, theatres, and concerts.
Putting things together, I reached a strong suggestion of an extensive system of subterranean ventilation, whose true import it was difficult to imagine.
But what was the ventilation of such a secret to him whose craft had for twenty years deceived all the diplomatists of Europe?
Malone, I will place no restriction upon your correspondence, since the ventilation of the facts is the object of your journey; but I demand that you shall give no particulars as to your exact destination, and that nothing be actually published until your return.
The cows jumped wildly over the five-barred barton-gate, maddened by the gad-fly; Dairyman Crick kept his shirt-sleeves permanently rolled up from Monday to Saturday; open windows had no effect in ventilation without open doors, and in the dairy-garden the blackbirds and thrushes crept about under the currant-bushes, rather in the manner of quadrupeds than of winged creatures.
With this farewell hint and pointing generally to the setting sun as a likely place to move on to, the constable bids his auditors good afternoon and makes the echoes of Cook's Court perform slow music for him as he walks away on the shady side, carrying his iron-bound hat in his hand for a little ventilation.
We had the whole passenger list for company, but their room would have been preferable, for there was no light, there were no windows, no ventilation.
In those days there was little thought of ventilation, and the windows were closed except when the dormitory was aired in the morning.
Thus they obtained air and proper ventilation without fear of lessening the safety of their cabin.