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English definition of “ventilate”

ventilate

verb [T] uk   /ˈven.tɪ.leɪt/ us    /-t̬əl.eɪt/

ventilate verb [T] (PROVIDE AIR)

to cause fresh air to enter and move around a closed space: I work in a very well-/poorly-ventilated building.Cleaning and tidying places and things

ventilate verb [T] (MAKE KNOWN)

formal to express an opinion or mention a subject so that it can be discussed by others: She used the meeting to ventilate all her grievances.Expressing and asking opinionsRemarks and remarkingControlling emotions
(Definition of ventilate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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