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 for Ventilate
From 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
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     2. To provide with a vent, or escape, for air, gas, etc.; as,
        to ventilate a mold, or a water-wheel bucket.
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     3. To change or renew, as the air of a room. --Harvey.
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     4. To winnow; to fan; as, to ventilate wheat.
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     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.
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     6. To give vent to; to utter; to make public.
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              Macaulay took occasion to ventilate one of those
              startling, but not very profound, paradoxes. --J. C.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen; "air
           the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms"
           [syn: vent, ventilate, air out, air]
      2: expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard
         spoilage; "Wheat should be well ventilated"
      3: circulate through and freshen; "The gust of air ventilated
         the room"
      4: give expression or utterance to; "She vented her anger"; "The
         graduates gave vent to cheers" [syn: vent, ventilate,
         give vent]
      5: furnish with an opening to allow air to circulate or gas to
         escape; "The architect did not think about ventilating the
         storage space"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  88 Moby Thesaurus words for "ventilate":
     aerate, air, air out, air-condition, air-cool, airify, analyze,
     break it to, break the news, breathe, bring up, broach, canvass,
     chew the fat, chill, come out with, comment upon, confide,
     confide to, consider, controvert, cool, cross-ventilate, deal with,
     debate, deliberate, deliberate upon, discourse, discourse about,
     discuss, display, divulgate, divulge, evulgate, examine,
     exchange views, fan, freshen, freshen the air, fumigate, give,
     give out, give vent to, go into, handle, ice, ice-cool,
     infrigidate, introduce, investigate, knock around, let get around,
     let in on, let out, make known, make public, moot, open up,
     out with, oxygenate, oxygenize, pass under review, publish, put,
     put out, rap, reason, reason about, reason the point, refresh,
     refrigerate, reveal, review, sift, state, study, take up, talk,
     talk about, talk of, talk over, tell, thresh out, treat, utter,
     vent, wind, winnow

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