ventilator


ventilator

noun

  1. a person or thing that ventilates.
  2. a contrivance or opening for replacing foul or stagnant air with fresh air.
  3. Medicine/Medical. a respirator.

noun

  1. an opening or device, such as a fan, used to ventilate a room, building, etc
  2. med a machine that maintains a flow of air into and out of the lungs of a patient who is unable to breathe normally
n.

1743, agent noun from ventilate. Latin ventilator meant “a winnower.”

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