1. [ verb ] expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
Synonyms: air_out air vent

"air the old winter clothes" "air out the smoke-filled rooms"

Related terms: refresh vent
2. [ verb ] circulate through and freshen

"The gust of air ventilated the room"

Related terms: circulate ventilation
3. [ verb ] furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to escape

"The architect did not thnk about ventilating the storage space"

Related terms: change ventilator
4. [ verb ] expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage

"Wheat should be well ventilated"

Related terms: expose ventilator
5. [ verb ] give expression or utterance to
Synonyms: give_vent vent

"She vented her anger" "The graduates gave vent to cheers"

Related terms: express public_discussion
Similar spelling:   ventilated