May 07, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
ventilate /ˈvɛntəˌleɪt/ verb
ventilate
/ˈvɛntəˌleɪt/
verb

ventilates; ventilated; ventilating

The girl opened the window to ventilate her room.
The girl opened the window to ventilate her room.
Learner's definition of VENTILATE

[+ object]

1 : to allow fresh air to enter and move through (a room, building, etc.)

  • She opened the windows to ventilate the room.

  • The room was adequately/poorly ventilated.

2 formal : to express or discuss (something) openly or publicly

  • ventilate feelings/opinions

— ventilation /ˌvɛntəˈleɪʃən/ noun [noncount]

  • The room has adequate/poor ventilation.

  • They installed a new ventilation system in the building.

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