Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ventilation

4 senses of ventilation

Sense 1
ventilation, airing -- (the act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air)
       => improvement -- (the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property")

Sense 2
ventilation, ventilation system, ventilating system -- (a mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air; "she was continually adjusting the ventilation")
       => mechanical system -- (a system of elements that interact on mechanical principles)

Sense 3
public discussion, ventilation -- (free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest; "such a proposal deserves thorough public discussion")
       => discussion, give-and-take, word -- (an exchange of views on some topic; "we had a good discussion"; "we had a word or two about it")

Sense 4
breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation -- (the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation)
       => bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity -- (an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity")

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