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Definition of ventilate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ventilate
    he / she / it ventilates
    past simple ventilated
    -ing form ventilating
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  1. 1ventilate something to allow fresh air to enter and move around a room, building, etc. a well-ventilated room The bathroom is ventilated with an extractor fan.
  2. 2ventilate something (formal) to express your feelings or opinions publicly synonym air
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noun [uncountable] a ventilation shaft Make sure that there is adequate ventilation in the room before using the paint.
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