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Definition of vent noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1 an opening that allows air, gas, or liquid to pass out of or into a room, building, container, etc. air/heating vents
  2. 2(technology) the opening in the body of a bird, fish, reptile, or other small animal, through which waste matter is passed out
  3. 3a long thin opening at the bottom of the back or side of a coat or jacket
  4. Idioms
    give vent to something (formal)
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    to express a feeling, especially anger, strongly Children give vent to their anger in various ways. She gave vent to her feelings in a violent outburst.
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