Definition of ventilator in English:


Syllabification: ven·ti·la·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈventəˌlātər


  • 1An appliance or aperture for ventilating a room or other space.
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    • A corridor along the room on one side has ventilators opening onto the drain.
    • Plenty of light enters through empty portholes on both sides of the engine room and ventilator hatches in the roof.
    • This is a model beehive, and that is a ventilator, for ventilating sewers.
  • 2 Medicine An appliance for artificial respiration; a respirator.
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    • Patients were screened daily using published guidelines for ability to wean from the mechanical ventilator.
    • Six patients reported symptomatic improvement, including three who were weaned off the mechanical ventilator.
    • Therefore, the correct ventilator setting should theoretically be tested during a formal sleep study.

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