What does the word ventilate mean?

Usage examples for ventilate

  1. Burning is the best thing for it, and the fire will ventilate the place. – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  2. The rear building backs up against the tenement on the next street; a space a foot wide separates them, but an attempt to ventilate the bed- rooms by windows on that was a failure. – The Children of the Poor by Jacob A. Riis
  3. But the mode adopted for the preceding cottage plan is free from the difficulties of both the above methods, while it will surely ventilate every room in the house, both by day and night, and at all seasons, without any risk to health, and requiring no attention or care from the family. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe