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ventilator

noun [C] uk   /ˈven.tɪ.leɪ.tər/  us   /-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 crash and immediately put on a ventilator.
Translations of “ventilator”
in Chinese (Traditional) 通風口, 通風設備, 人工呼吸器…
in Chinese (Simplified) 通风口, 通风设备, 人工呼吸器…
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