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  Definition of ventilation
  1. the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
  2. the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  3. a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air; "she was continually adjusting the ventilation"
  4. free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest; "such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"
Similar Words: airing, breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation system, ventilating system, public discussion

 

Hyponyms: artificial respiration, abdominal breathing, eupnea, eupnoea, hyperpnea, hypopnea, hyperventilation, panting, heaving, periodic breathing, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, smoke, smoking, snore, snoring, stertor, snuffle, sniffle, snivel, wheeze, second wind

 

Derivational Morphology: ventilate, respire, breathe, take a breath, suspire, rest, catch one's breath, take a breather, vent, give vent

 

Anagrams: alleviation, nonvolatile

 

 
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