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


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

      adj : exposed to air; "a well ventilated room" [ant: unventilated]