Definition of ventilator noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈventɪleɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈventɪleɪtər//
    Medical equipment
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  1. 1a device or an opening for letting fresh air come into a room, etc.
  2. 2a piece of equipment with a pump that helps somebody to breathe by sending air in and out of their lungs He was put on a ventilator. See related entries: Medical equipment
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ventilator