One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The provision of fresh air to a room, building, etc.‘ventilation of the mines had long been mechanized’
ventilating, aerating, aeration, freshening, refreshing, cooling, air conditioningView synonyms
- ‘He removed the ventilation grate aside, allowing himself to slide back onto solid ground again.’
- ‘Provide adequate ventilation with window fans when using adhesives, as some are toxic.’
- ‘Here two men are shown recuperating in the stoke hold under the ventilation shaft.’
- ‘Firefighters used thermal imaging equipment and a pressurised ventilation system to tackle the smoke.’
- ‘Even a home with functional attic ventilation can now develop molds on the roof sheathing cavities above these unsatisfactory ducts.’
- ‘Jack ducked past a fallen ventilation duct on his way to the shuttle hangar.’
- ‘He saw an open ventilation grate, big enough to fit both of them at once.’
- ‘Dai followed her gaze to the ventilation shaft above them then looked at Cooper.’
- ‘However, there is no active cooling or even ventilation holes in the unit.’
- ‘Provide adequate ventilation to maintain indoor humidity levels between 30-60 %.’
- ‘I've only got up to section 3, which is about ventilation shafts.’
- ‘They were then able to start to climb up back into the ventilation ducts.’
- ‘The school building had a mechanical supply and exhaust ventilation system.’
- ‘Rhea's movements were noiseless and careful as she slithered down the ventilation duct.’
- ‘If anything, modern methods and improved ventilation should reduce the risk to asthmatics.’
- ‘More often, however, it is inadequate attic ventilation.’
- ‘Looking ahead of him, he saw a ventilation grate fall from the ceiling.’
- ‘The most effective way to prevent it is by providing adequate ventilation.’
- ‘In more severe climates, heat recovery ventilation and other techniques may be practical.’
- ‘Many web sites discuss the importance of attic ventilation, too.’
- 1.1Medicine The supply of air to the lungs, especially by artificial means.
- ‘All patients 18 years old or older who were receiving mechanical ventilation in the medical ICU were eligible for participation.’
- ‘The artificial ventilation of the lungs can damage the fragile lungs of these severely premature babies.’
- ‘Long-term intermittent noninvasive ventilation is effective in reversing ventilatory failure and improving respiratory muscle function.’
- ‘Furthermore, institution of high-frequency ventilation after birth was earlier in the more recent trials.’
- ‘Already she has stopped breathing on three separate occasions and has required artificial ventilation to stabilise her condition.’
2Public discussion or examination of an opinion, issue, or complaint.
expression, voicing, venting, articulation, statement, declarationView synonyms
- ‘There has therefore been no significant public ventilation of the allegations now made against the doctor.’
- ‘So, no, there isn't really an effective remedy for the ventilation of these international law issues as they currently exist in Australia.’
- ‘After years of lobbying, successive governments inched towards a public ventilation of the reasons why so many innocent people suffered.’
- ‘The ventilation model operates on the basis that venting anger is the way to get rid of it.’
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘current of air’): from Old French, or from Latin ventilatio(n-), from the verb ventilare (see ventilate). ventilation (sense 1) dates from the mid 17th century.
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