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ventilator

Med a machine that maintains a flow of air into and out of the lungs of a patient who is unable to breathe normally

Ventilator

In a room or building, any device or contrivance used to provide fresh air or expel stale air.

ventilator

[′vent·əl‚ād·ər]
(engineering)
A device with an adjustable aperture for regulating the flow of fresh or stagnant air.
(mechanical engineering)
A mechanical apparatus for producing a current of air, as a blowing or exhaust fan.

ventilator

1. In a room or building, any device or contrivance used to provide fresh air or expel stale air. See ridge ventilator, roof ventilator, and slit ventilator.
2. A framework, pivoted on hinges, in which panes of glass are set; a pivoted sash.
3. Same asVentlight.
References in classic literature ?
I knew that we should find a ventilator before ever we came to Stoke Moran.
A ventilator is made, a cord is hung, and a lady who sleeps in the bed dies.
It must always be in the same relative position to the ventilator and to the rope--or so we may call it, since it was clearly never meant for a bell-pull.
Suddenly there was the momentary gleam of a light up in the direction of the ventilator, which vanished immediately, but was succeeded by a strong smell of burning oil and heated metal.
He had ceased to strike and was gazing up at the ventilator when suddenly there broke from the silence of the night the most horrible cry to which I have ever listened.
He would put it through this ventilator at the hour that he thought best, with the certainty that it would crawl down the rope and land on the bed.
An inspection of his chair showed me that he had been in the habit of standing on it, which of course would be necessary in order that he should reach the ventilator.
With the result of driving it through the ventilator.
He remained there, his ear in the cowl of the ventilator, his eyes fastened on those menacing sidelights dancing on the gusts of wind which swept the angry darkness of the sea.
The meeting reviewed the budget utilisation by the hospitals, procurement and availability of medicine, online inventory system of medicine, maintenance and cleanliness system, hospital complaints management system and availability of the ventilators while evaluating the performance of every institution.
The TGA remains concerned that the use of these ventilators has a potential risk of death, serious injury or serious illness.
The implementation of this system was suggested on the grounds that PIMS has an insufficient number of ventilators for all the patients being referred from other hospitals.