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ven·ti·late

 (vĕn′tl-āt′)
v. ven·ti·lat·ed, ven·ti·lat·ing, ven·ti·lates
v.tr.
1. To admit or force fresh air into (a building or closed space, such as a mine) to replace stale or noxious air.
2. To circulate through and freshen: A sea breeze ventilated the rooms.
3. To provide with a vent, as for airing.
4. To expose (a substance) to the circulation of fresh air, as to retard spoilage.
5. To expose to public discussion or examination: The students ventilated their grievances.
6. To inhale and exhale (air, for example); breathe.
7. To keep (a person or animal) breathing by artificial means.
v.intr.
To breathe in and out; inhale and exhale.

[Middle English ventilaten, to blow away, from Latin ventilāre, ventilāt-, to fan, from ventulus, diminutive of ventus, wind; see wē- in Indo-European roots.]
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ventilate

(ˈvɛntɪˌleɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to drive foul air out of (an enclosed area)
2. to provide with a means of airing
3. to expose (a question, grievance, etc) to public examination or discussion
4. (Physiology) physiol to oxygenate (the blood) in the capillaries of the lungs
5. (Agriculture) to winnow (grain)
[C15: from Latin ventilāre to fan, from ventulus diminutive of ventus wind]
ˈventilable adj
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ven•ti•late

(ˈvɛn tlˌeɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air that has been used or contaminated.
2. (of air or wind) to circulate through or blow on, so as to cool or freshen the air of: Cool breezes ventilated the house.
3. to expose to the action of air or wind: to ventilate floor timbers.
4. to submit (a question, problem, etc.) to open, full examination and discussion.
5. to give utterance or expression to (an opinion, complaint, etc.).
6. to furnish with a vent or opening, as for the escape of air or gas.
7.
a. to oxygenate (blood) by exposure to air in the lungs or gills.
b. to assist the breathing of (a person), as with a respirator.
v.i.
8. to give utterance or expression to one's emotions, opinions, etc.
[1400–50; < Latin ventilātus, past participle of ventilāre to fan =vent(us) wind1 + -ilāre v. suffix, compare speculate]
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ventilate


Past participle: ventilated
Gerund: ventilating

Imperative
ventilate
ventilate
Present
I ventilate
you ventilate
he/she/it ventilates
we ventilate
you ventilate
they ventilate
Preterite
I ventilated
you ventilated
he/she/it ventilated
we ventilated
you ventilated
they ventilated
Present Continuous
I am ventilating
you are ventilating
he/she/it is ventilating
we are ventilating
you are ventilating
they are ventilating
Present Perfect
I have ventilated
you have ventilated
he/she/it has ventilated
we have ventilated
you have ventilated
they have ventilated
Past Continuous
I was ventilating
you were ventilating
he/she/it was ventilating
we were ventilating
you were ventilating
they were ventilating
Past Perfect
I had ventilated
you had ventilated
he/she/it had ventilated
we had ventilated
you had ventilated
they had ventilated
Future
I will ventilate
you will ventilate
he/she/it will ventilate
we will ventilate
you will ventilate
they will ventilate
Future Perfect
I will have ventilated
you will have ventilated
he/she/it will have ventilated
we will have ventilated
you will have ventilated
they will have ventilated
Future Continuous
I will be ventilating
you will be ventilating
he/she/it will be ventilating
we will be ventilating
you will be ventilating
they will be ventilating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ventilating
you have been ventilating
he/she/it has been ventilating
we have been ventilating
you have been ventilating
they have been ventilating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ventilating
you will have been ventilating
he/she/it will have been ventilating
we will have been ventilating
you will have been ventilating
they will have been ventilating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ventilating
you had been ventilating
he/she/it had been ventilating
we had been ventilating
you had been ventilating
they had been ventilating
Conditional
I would ventilate
you would ventilate
he/she/it would ventilate
we would ventilate
you would ventilate
they would ventilate
Past Conditional
I would have ventilated
you would have ventilated
he/she/it would have ventilated
we would have ventilated
you would have ventilated
they would have ventilated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.ventilate - expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshenventilate - expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
freshen, refresh - make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us"
2.ventilate - expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage; "Wheat should be well ventilated"
expose - expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
3.ventilate - circulate through and freshen; "The gust of air ventilated the room"
circulate - move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point; "Blood circulates in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate"
4.ventilate - give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
5.ventilate - furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape; "The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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ventilate

verb
1. aerate, fan, cool, refresh, air-condition, freshen, oxygenate The pit is ventilated by a steel fan.
2. discuss, air, bring out into the open, talk about, debate, examine, broadcast, sift, scrutinize, make known Following a bereavement, people need a safe place to ventilate their feelings.
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ventilate

verb
1. To expose to circulating air:
2. To utter publicly:
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Translations
يُهَوِّي
větrat
udlufteventilere
veita inn fersku lofti, loftræsa
vėdinimasventiliacijaventiliatorius
vēdinātventilēt
havalandırmak

ventilate

[ventɪleɪt] VT [+ room] → ventilar, airear (fig) [+ grievance, question] → ventilar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

ventilate

[ˈvɛntɪleɪt] vt
[+ room] → ventiler, aérer
(MEDICINE) [+ patient] → ventiler
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ventilate

vt
(= control air flow)belüften; (= let fresh air in)lüften
bloodSauerstoff zuführen (+dat), → mit Sauerstoff versorgen
(fig) grievancevorbringen
(fig) question, issueerörtern; opinion, viewäußern, kundtun
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

ventilate

[ˈvɛntɪˌleɪt] vtventilare, arieggiare
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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.
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ven·ti·late

v. ventilar, airear.
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The Assistant Commissioner had expressed no opinion either then or later, his position making it impossible for him to ventilate any independent view of a ticket-of-leave convict.
The window was open at the top, so as to ventilate the room.
"They seem to have been of a most interesting character--dummy bell-ropes, and ventilators which do not ventilate. With your permission, Miss Stoner, we shall now carry our researches into the inner apartment."
(I hope they will be given the opportunity, because they don't have much money like the other candidates who can ventilate their beliefs by means of TV, by means of tarps.)
Even though the weather is freezing cold at the moment, it's still important to open the windows to ventilate the house even though it means letting that chilly air in.