ven·ti·late /ˈvɛntḷˌet/ 及物動詞
Ven·ti·late v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ventilated p. pr. & vb. n. Ventilating.]
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.
2. To provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as, to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket.
3. To change or renew, as the air of a room.
4. To winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat.
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.
6. To give vent to; to utter; to make public.
Macaulay took occasion to ventilate one of those startling, but not very profound, paradoxes. --J. C. Shairp.
v 1: expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air
the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled
rooms" [syn: vent, air out, air]
2: expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard
spoilage; "Wheat should be well ventilated"
3: circulate through and freshen; "The gust of air ventilated
4: give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger";
"The graduates gave vent to cheers" [syn: vent, give
5: furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to
escape; "The architect did not thnk about ventilating the