One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An appliance or aperture for ventilating a room or other space.
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- ‘A smart bomb found its way down the ventilator shaft of the shelter.’
- ‘Inlet chamber temperature was influenced by ambient air temperature and ventilator output temperature.’
- ‘There were ventilators but the portholes had to remain closed.’
- ‘Adjustable ceiling ventilators let you control the airflow, while a window on the fly makes it feel less like you're in the doghouse.’
- ‘The indoor air circulates through the core of the heat recovery ventilator along with cold, fresh, outdoor air.’
- ‘According to program statistics from 2001, 70 per cent of new homes without proper heat recovery ventilators were under-ventilated.’
- ‘A corridor along the room on one side has ventilators opening onto the drain.’
- ‘The participants going in wore full equipment, including ventilators, and had it checked by their compatriots going in.’
- ‘‘Close all doors, windows and ventilators,’ says the MoD report.’
- ‘Plenty of light enters through empty portholes on both sides of the engine room and ventilator hatches in the roof.’
- ‘At one end of the hall, turbine air ventilators have been put up.’
- ‘This is a model beehive, and that is a ventilator, for ventilating sewers.’
- ‘They occur frequently in Chinese mines, which often lack even rudimentary safety equipment such as ventilators to disperse the gas.’
- ‘We stratified trials by different high-frequency ventilators and by different ventilatory strategies.’
- ‘Maybe we should put ventilators in the White House, just in case.’
- ‘Remove the ventilators and put in the storm plates; duct tape over hatches and large port lights.’
- ‘Firemen used a positive pressure ventilator to force out the smoke.’
- ‘Ventilation was provided by a high-frequency jet ventilator through a cannula attached to the proximal port of the rigid bronchoscope.’
- ‘The much-needed ventilators cost £20,000 each and the band hopes to give the fundraising appeal a real boost.’
- ‘So you can see why turbine ventilators should never be covered up in the winter.’
An appliance for artificial respiration; a respirator.
- ‘Six patients reported symptomatic improvement, including three who were weaned off the mechanical ventilator.’
- ‘Patients were screened daily using published guidelines for ability to wean from the mechanical ventilator.’
- ‘Therefore, the correct ventilator setting should theoretically be tested during a formal sleep study.’
- ‘Frequent communication with his family revealed that he desired to have ventilator support withdrawn.’
- ‘Fifteen have been so ill they have required ventilator support to stay alive.’
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