Meaning of “ventilator” in the English Dictionary

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"ventilator" in British English

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ventilatornoun [ C ]

uk /ˈven.tɪ.leɪ.tər/ us /ˈven.t̬əl.eɪ.ɚ/

an opening or a device that allows fresh air to come into a closed space

a machine that helps people breathe correctly by allowing air to flow in and out of their lungs:

He was brought into intensive care shortly after the accident and immediately put on a ventilator.

(Definition of “ventilator” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)