Ventilate

Ven"ti*late

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ventilated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Ventilating.] [L. ventilatus, p. p. of ventilare to toss, brandish in the air, to fan, to winnow, from ventus wind; akin to E. wind. See Wind rushing air.] 1. To open and expose to the free passage of air; to supply with fresh air, and remove impure air from; to air; as, to ventilate a room; to ventilate a cellar; to ventilate a mine.
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2. To provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as, to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket.
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3. To change or renew, as the air of a room. Harvey.
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4. To winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat.
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5. To sift and examine; to bring out, and subject to penetrating scrutiny; to expose to examination and discussion; as, to ventilate questions of policy. Ayliffe.
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6. To give vent to; to utter; to make public.
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Macaulay took occasion to ventilate one of those startling, but not very profound, paradoxes.
J. C. Shairp.
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