ventilator meaning

Pronunciation:   "ventilator" in a sentence
Noun: ventilator  'ventu'leytu(r)
  1. A device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air 
  2. A device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure
    - breathing device, breathing apparatus, breathing machine

Derived forms: ventilators

See also: ventilate

Type of: device

Part of: ventilating system, ventilation, ventilation system

Encyclopedia: Ventilator


In a room or building, any device or contrivance used to provide fresh air or expel stale air. See ridge ventilator, roof ventilator, and slit ventilator.


A framework, pivoted on hinges, in which panes of glass are set; a pivoted sash.


Same asVentlight.

Mechanical devices used to produce or assist pulmonary ventilation. n : RESPIRATOR 2


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  1. harmful gases must be drawn out by centrifugal ventilator.
  2. the powerful ventilators added their continuous blasts and saturated the glowing plates with oxygen.
  3. the whole hall hummed from its hundred ventilators and vibrated with the turn of the great engines below.
  4. ventilation plants on ships-gooseneck ventilators
  5. choice on speed control plan of centrifugal ventilator

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