ventilator etymology

English word ventilator comes from English ventilate, English -or

Detailed word origin of ventilator

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ventilate English (eng) (medicine) To provide manual or mechanical breathing to a patient.. (slang) To pierce with bullets.. To circulate air through a building, etc.. To expose something to public examination or discussion.. To expose something to the circulation of fresh air.. To provide with a vent.. To replace stale or noxious air with fresh.
-or English (eng) (electrical science) Appended to the names of members of classes of components, especially those that have an extensive property name of the same root suffixed with -ance. Creates an agent noun, indicating a person who does something.
ventilator English (eng) (medicine) A respirator.. A device that circulates fresh air and expels stale or noxious air.

Words with the same origin as ventilator

Descendants of -or
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