Definition of ventilator in English:

Share this entry

ventilator

Pronunciation: /ˈvɛntɪleɪtə/

noun

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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.