Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ventilate

5 senses of ventilate

Sense 1
vent, ventilate, air out, air -- (expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms")
       => refresh, freshen -- (make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us")

Sense 2
ventilate -- (expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage; "Wheat should be well ventilated")
       => expose -- (expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine")

Sense 3
ventilate -- (circulate through and freshen; "The gust of air ventilated the room")
       => circulate -- (move through a space, circuit or system, returning to the starting point; "Blood circulates in my veins"; "The air here does not circulate")

Sense 4
vent, ventilate, give vent -- (give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The graduates gave vent to cheers")
       => express, show, evince -- (give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

Sense 5
ventilate -- (furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape; "The architect did not think about ventilating the storage space")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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