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Noun: ventilator  'ven-ti,ley-tu(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

Type of: device

Part of: ventilating system, ventilation, ventilation system

Encyclopedia: Ventilator