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Medical Term:

ventilate

Pronunciation: ven'ti-lat

Definition: To aerate, or oxygenate, the blood in the pulmonary capillaries.

Synonym(s): air2

[L. ventilo, pp. -atus, to fan, fr. ventus, the wind]

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