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Ventilate   /vˈɛntəlˌeɪt/  /vˈɛnəlˌeɪt/   Listen

(past & past part. ventilated; pres. part. ventilating)
Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen.  Synonyms: air, air out, vent.  "Air out the smoke-filled rooms"
Expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage.
Circulate through and freshen.
Give expression or utterance to.  Synonyms: give vent, vent.  "The graduates gave vent to cheers"
Furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape.

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"Ventilate" Quotes from Famous Books

... caused by the use of beds not properly aired; and it is difficult, if not impossible, to properly air, or ventilate, a mattress, made in the usual manner. If this could be done more thoroughly than it generally is, much sickness ...
— Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871 • Various

... About 65. Sun heat naturally will raise it. Care must be used to ventilate the frames in the greenhouse to prevent condensation ...
— Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the 43rd Annual Meeting - Rockport, Indiana, August 25, 26 and 27, 1952 • Various

... ostentatious, and yet studded thick With hopeful gems. The rest, no portion left That may disgrace his art, or disappoint Large expectation, he disposes neat At measured distances, that air and sun Admitted freely may afford their aid, And ventilate and warm the swelling buds. Hence Summer has her riches, Autumn hence, And hence even Winter fills his withered hand With blushing fruits, and plenty not his own, Fair recompense of labour well bestowed And wise precaution, which a clime so rude Makes ...
— The Task and Other Poems • William Cowper

... parallel to and some 2 or 3 inches from the main wall, and form at the bottom a channel or gutter connected with the drains, so that any moisture or water finding its way in through the outer casing may be conducted away and will not therefore penetrate into the building. Thoroughly ventilate the areas by means of air bricks or other suitable connections with the outer air, and connect with one another by making through connections underneath the floor joists. Be very careful that the main wall is laid on a good and efficient damp course. The top of the space between ...
— Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889 • Barkham Burroughs

... to. [intransitive] get underway, set about, get to work, set to work, set to; make a beginning, make a start. handsel; take the first step, lay the first stone, cut the first turf; break ground, break the ice, break cover; pass the Rubicon, cross the Rubicon; open fire, open the ball; ventilate, air; undertake &c. 676. come into existence, come into the world; make one's debut, take birth; burst forth, break out; spring up, spring forth, crop up, pop up, appear, materialize. begin at the beginning, begin ab ovo[Lat]. begin again, begin de novo; start ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... upstairs bitterly resented, and naturally, spoiling as it necessarily did, the general coup d'oeil of the flat to passers-by. But Mrs. Dawson had won her husband's esteem by just such acts as this one of amiable permission to ventilate the house according to methods of his own and essentially masculine; regardless of dust that might be flying, or sun that might be shining with disastrous results to ...
— At Fault • Kate Chopin

... be from the greasy wallet that holds it, had no carnal thoughts whatsoever, and that thy carcass did not even receive a fly-blow, while it was under my custody. Thy guardian angel (I speak it in humility) could not ventilate thee better. Nevertheless, I should scorn to demand a single maravedi for my labour and skill, or for the wear and tear of my pantoufle. My reward will be in Paradise, where a houri is standing in the shade, above a vase of gold and silver fish, with a kiss on her lip, and an unbroken pair of green ...
— Imaginary Conversations and Poems - A Selection • Walter Savage Landor

... such occurrences as far as possible, ventilate by raising the hives on little blocks at the corners, and effectually protect them from the sun; and if necessary, wet the outside with cold water. At the time of losing those before mentioned, I kept all the rest of the young swarms wet through the ...
— Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained • M. Quinby

Words linked to "Ventilate" :   vent, evince, change, freshen, expose, give vent, air, air out, modify, ventilatory, alter, refresh, circulate, show, express, ventilation, ventilator

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