1. exposed to air
; - Example: "a well ventilated room"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ventilate \Ven"ti*late\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ventilated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Ventilating.] [L. ventilatus, p. p. of
ventilare to toss, brandish in the air, to fan, to winnow,
from ventus wind; akin to E. wind. See Wind rushing air.]
1. To open and expose to the free passage of air; to supply
with fresh air, and remove impure air from; to air; as, to
ventilate a room; to ventilate a cellar; to ventilate a
2. To provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as,
to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket.
3. To change or renew, as the air of a room. --Harvey.
4. To winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat.
5. To sift and examine; to bring out, and subject to
penetrating scrutiny; to expose to examination and
discussion; as, to ventilate questions of policy.
6. To give vent to; to utter; to make public.
Macaulay took occasion to ventilate one of those
startling, but not very profound, paradoxes. --J. C.