(?), n. [L. ventilatio: cf. F. ventilation.] 1. The act of ventilating, or the state of being ventilated; the art or process of replacing foul air by that which is pure, in any inclosed place, as a house, a church, a mine, etc.; free exposure to air.
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Insuring, for the laboring man, better ventilation.
F. W. Robertson.
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2. The act of refrigerating, or cooling; refrigeration; as, ventilation of the blood. [Obs.] Harvey.
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3. The act of fanning, or winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust from the grain.
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4. The act of sifting, and bringing out to view or examination; free discussion; public exposure.
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The ventilation of these points diffused them to the knowledge of the world.
Bp. Hall.
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5. The act of giving vent or expression. "Ventilation of his thoughts." Sir H. Wotton.
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