Definitions 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. free and open discussion of ( or debate on) some question of public interest; " such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion"
  4. a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air; " she was continually adjusting the ventilation"
  5. The act of ventilating, or the state of being ventilated; the art or process of replacing foul air by that which is pure, in any inclosed place, as a house, a church, a mine, etc.; free exposure to air.
  6. The act of refrigerating, or cooling; refrigeration; as, ventilation of the blood.
  7. The act of fanning, or winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust from the grain.
  8. The act of sifting, and bringing out to view or examination; free discussion; public exposure.
  9. The act of giving vent or expression.
  10. Supplying a building or house, their rooms and corridors, with fresh air. The controlling of the environment thus may be in public or domestic sites and in medical or non- medical locales. ( From Dorland, 28th ed)
  11. The act of supplying with fresh air; the state of being supplied with fresh air.
  12. 1. Expulsion of foul air and admission of fresh in an apartment or other closed space. 2. Aeration of blood in the lungs.
  13. Condition where the more or less impure air is constantly being replaced by fresh air.
  14. Act or art of ventilating: state of being ventilated: free exposure to air: supply of air: act of examining and making public: public exposure.
  15. Act of ventilating; the act of winnowing, for the purpose of separating chaff and dust; free and open discussion.
  16. The art or operation of supplying apartments or buildings with a regulated quantity of fresh air.

Usage examples for ventilation

  1. During storms they are shut in; there is little ventilation; and the horror that reigns in that hold will not let me either eat or sleep. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  2. In those days no use was made of the smoking- compartment, as there was no ventilation, and it was turned over to young Edison, who not only kept papers there and his stock of goods as a " candy butcher," but soon had it equipped with an extraordinary variety of apparatus. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  3. Light, heat, moisture and good ventilation are all required in the grapery. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  4. With ample material in the shape of short lengths of boards, he had constructed a tiny apartment in one end with so great care that only such wind as was necessary for perfect ventilation found its way in to him, while his bed of shavings was more rest- inviting and probably more cleanly than was the well- worn mattress on which he had slept at Mrs. Wardwell's home. – An Amateur Fireman by James Otis
  5. The sound came distinctly through the loop- holes in the outer wall of the room- loop- holes made for rifles and left open for ventilation. – Captured by the Navajos by Charles A. Curtis
  6. Iron and cod- liver oil are very useful in the second place; fresh air, good ventilation, and a wise diet must always occupy the first. – The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases by Charles West, M.D.
  7. About the only one which would be intelligible to those not familiar with the trade was that for a higher rate of pay per piece; the rest involved such technical considerations as the regulation of speed, ventilation, etc. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  8. In the shed the leaves are to hang upon cords or split Spanish cane, with sufficient room between them for ventilation and drying. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  9. But after an hour's ventilation through the hatch and a continuous downpour of water, the first mate again led his men below. – The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier by Edgar Beecher Bronson
  10. This served to let air into a building which had no other means of ventilation. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  11. The Japanese chief physician regards the great prevalence of the malady in this neighbourhood as the result of damp, the reflection of the sun's rays from sand and snow, inadequate ventilation and charcoal fumes. – Unbeaten-Tracks-in-Japan by Bird, Isabella L. (Isabella Lucy)
  12. Although the month was October, and the weather cool in that northern climate, the atmosphere of such a packed crowd would have been unbearable but for the fact that the six tall windows that flanked the court- room on each side were let down from the top for ventilation. – The Lost Lady of Lone by E.D.E.N. Southworth
  13. On warm days we could role up the sides of the tent for ventilation. – The Biography of a Rabbit by Roy Benson, Jr.
  14. Joel argued that the added ventilation would contribute to his better health. – The-Life-of-Me-an-autobiography by Johnson, Clarence Edgar
  15. There was not much in the way of accommodation as the quarters were cramped, the staterooms small and the sanitation and ventilation defective. – Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing
  16. The ventilation was poor and the atmosphere vile, but we managed to pull through. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  17. I'm going to get something done about the ventilation, she observed decidedly; at least in my room. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  18. Jack was extremely glad of the change, as there was air and ventilation, whereas in the hold the atmosphere had been close and oppressive. – The Bravest of the Brave or, with Peterborough in Spain by G. A. Henty
  19. He also interested himself in the manufacture of paints, oils, and varnishes, sugar, railway carriages, ordnance, projectiles, and the ventilation of mines. – The-Romance-of-Industry-and-Invention by Cochrane, Robert
  20. It should be perfectly dry and provided with windows for light and ventilation. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.