v. freshen; circulate through and freshen
He said the disagreement over how to ventilate the mine showed just why the agency should have open hearings on the accident.
Sentence in Classic:
You can see now that it is fastened to a hook just above where the little opening for the ventilator is.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
A vile wind that has no doubt blown ere this through prison corridors and cells, and wards of hospitals, and ventilated them, and now comes blowing hither as innocent as fleeces.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Light and ventilation are supplied by the single door and by the square hole in the wall with its wooden shutter.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
Putting things together, I reached a strong suggestion of an extensive system of subterranean ventilation, whose true import it was difficult to imagine.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells Context