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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ventilate  \Ven"ti*late\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ventilated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Ventilating}.]  [L.  ventilatus  p.  p.  of 
  ventilare  to  toss  brandish  in  the  air,  to  fan,  to  winnow, 
  from  ventus  wind;  akin  to  E.  wind.  See  {Wind}  rushing  air.] 
  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  --Harvey. 
 
  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. 
  --Ayliffe. 
 
  6.  To  give  vent;  to  utter;  to  make  public. 
 
  Macaulay  took  occasion  to  ventilate  one  of  those 
  starling,  but  not  very  profound,  paradoxes.  --J.  C. 
  Shairp 




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