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1. A device that circulates fresh air and expels stale or foul air.
2. Medicine A machine that supplies oxygen or a mixture of oxygen and air, used in artificial respiration to control or assist breathing. Also called respirator.
ven′ti·la·to′ry (vĕn′tl-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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|Adj.||1.||ventilatory - provided with ventilation or involving pulmonary ventilation|
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