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Word: ventilate

ventilate
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  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    Synonyms

    air, air out, vent

    Examples
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    Examples
    • Wheat should be well ventilated
  • verb circulate through and freshen
    Examples
    • The gust of air ventilated the room
  • verb give expression or utterance to
    Synonyms

    give vent, vent

    Examples
    • She vented her anger
    • The graduates gave vent to cheers
  • verb furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape
    Examples
    • The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010