Ventilative Ven"ti*la*tive, a. Of or pertaining to ventilation; adapted to secure ventilation; ventilating; as, ventilative apparatus. [1913 Webster]

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  • ventilative — /ven tl ay tiv/, adj. 1. promoting or producing ventilation. 2. of or pertaining to ventilation. [1785 95; VENTILATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ventilative — adjective Having the functions of a ventilator; giving ventilation …   Wiktionary

  • ventilative — ven·ti·la·tive …   English syllables

  • ventilative — /ˈvɛntəleɪtɪv/ (say ventuhlaytiv) adjective 1. promoting or producing ventilation. 2. of or relating to ventilation …   Australian English dictionary

  • ventilative — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌād.iv adjective : of or relating to ventilation : adapted to secure ventilation …   Useful english dictionary

  • ventilate — [vent′ l āt΄] vt. ventilated, ventilating [< L ventilatus, pp. of ventilare, to fan, ventilate < ventus,WIND2] 1. a) to circulate fresh air in (a room, etc.), driving out foul air b) to circulate in (a room, etc.) so as to freshen: said of… …   English World dictionary

  • ventilate — 1 cause air to circulate freely in (a room etc.). 2 submit (a question, grievance, etc.) to public consideration and discussion. 3 Med. a oxygenate (the blood). b admit or force air into (the lungs). Derivatives: ventilation n. ventilative… …   Useful english dictionary

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