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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ven·ti·late /ˈvɛntḷˌet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ven·ti·late /ˈvɛntḷˌet/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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
         the room"
      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
         storage space"