ventilate Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"ventilate" in British English

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ventilateverb [T]

uk   /ˈven.tɪ.leɪt/  us   /-t̬əl.eɪt/

ventilate verb [T] (PROVIDE AIR)

to ​causefreshair to ​enter and ​move around a ​closedspace: I ​work in a very well-/poorly-ventilated ​building.

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.
(Definition of ventilate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ventilate" in American English

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ventilateverb [T]

 us   /ˈven·təlˌeɪt/
to ​causefreshair to ​enter and move around an ​enclosedspace: Public ​buildings must be ​safe, ​clean, well ​lighted, and ​properly ventilated.
noun [U]  us   /ˌven·təlˈeɪ·ʃən/
(Definition of ventilate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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