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Noun: ventilation  ,ven-ti'ley-shun
  1. The act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
    - airing
  2. A mechanical system in a building that provides fresh air
    "she was continually adjusting the ventilation";
    - ventilation system, ventilating system
  3. Free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
    - public discussion
  4. The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
    - breathing, external respiration, respiration

Derived forms: ventilations

Type of: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, discussion, give-and-take, improvement, mechanical system, word

Encyclopedia: Ventilation