HyperDic: ventilation

English > 4 senses of the word ventilation:
NOUNactventilation, airingthe act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
artifactventilation, ventilation system, ventilating systema mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air
communicationventilation, public discussionfree and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
actventilation, breathing, external respiration, respirationthe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation
ventilation > pronunciation
Soundsveh.nahley'shahn; veh.ntahley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > ventilation: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air.
BroaderimprovementThe act of improving something
Spanishaireo, ventilación
Catalanaireig, ventilació
Adjectivesventilatoryprovided with ventilation or involving pulmonary ventilation
Verbsventilatefurnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape
ventilatecirculate through and freshen
English > ventilation: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air.
Example"she was continually adjusting the ventilation"
Synonymsventilation system, ventilating system
Partsventilation shaftA shaft in a building
ventilatorA device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air
Broadermechanical systemA system of elements that interact on mechanical principles
Spanishsistema de ventilación, ventilación
Catalansistema de ventilació, ventilació
Verbsventilatecirculate through and freshen
ventilateexpose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
English > ventilation: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningFree and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest.
Synonympublic discussion
Broaderdiscussion, give-and-take, wordAn exchange of views on some topic
Verbsventilategive expression or utterance to
English > ventilation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation.
Synonymsbreathing, external respiration, respiration
Partsexhalation, expiration, breathing outThe act of expelling air from the lungs
inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing inThe act of inhaling
Narrowerabdominal breathingbreathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles
artificial respirationAn emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially
eupnea, eupnoeanormal relaxed breathing
hyperpneaenergetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders
hyperventilationAn increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs
hypopneaSlow or shallow breathing
panting, heavingbreathing heavily (as after exertion)
periodic breathing, Cheyne-Stokes respirationAbnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate
second windThe return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion
smoke, smokingThe act of smoking tobacco or other substances
snore, snoring, stertorThe act of snoring or producing a snoring sound
snuffle, sniffle, snivelThe act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)
wheezebreathing with a husky or whistling sound
Broaderbodily process, body process, bodily function, activityAn organic process that takes place in the body
Spanishrespiración, respiro
Catalanrespiració, respir

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