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ventilator Syllabification: ven·ti·la·tor
Pronunciation: /ˈven(t)əˌlādər/

Definition of ventilator in English:


1An appliance or aperture for ventilating a room or other space.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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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