ventilator

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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
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Ventilator

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