Words related to ventilate


wē-, Proto-Indo-European root meaning "to blow." 

It forms all or part of: Nirvana; vent; ventilate; weather; wind (n.1) "air in motion;" window; wing.

It is the hypothetical source of/evidence for its existence is provided by: Sanskrit va-, Greek aemi-, Gothic waian, Old English wawan, Old High German wajan, German wehen, Old Church Slavonic vejati "to blow;" Sanskrit vatah, Avestan vata-, Hittite huwantis, Latin ventus, Old English wind, German Wind, Gothic winds, Old Church Slavonic vetru, Lithuanian vėjas "wind;" Lithuanian vėtra "tempest, storm;" Old Irish feth "air;" Welsh gwynt, Breton gwent "wind." 

ventilation (n.)
"process of replacing foul air in an enclosed place with fresh, pure air," 1660s, from Latin ventilationem (nominative ventilatio) "an exposing to the air," noun of action from past participle stem of ventilare (see ventilate).
hyperventilate (v.)
"breathe deeply and rapidly," 1931, from hyper- "over, exceedingly, to excess" + ventilate in a medical sense. Perhaps a back-formation from ventilation. Earlier in a transitive sense, "to ventilate thoroughly" (1920 of lungs, 1906 of rooms). Related: Hyperventilated; hyperventilating.
ventilator (n.)
1743, agent noun from ventilate. Latin ventilator meant "a winnower."