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vent

vent

 
 
pronunciation:
vent
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition: an opening through which a gas or vapor can enter, pass through, or exit.
Kitchen smoke and steam escape through this vent.We keep the heating vent closed in this room because it's rarely occupied.
synonyms:
blowhole, duct, exhaust, flue, outlet
similar words:
chimney, draft, opening, passage, register, smokestack, spout, window
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: vented, venting, vents
definition 1: to let out.
Fireplaces vent smoke through a chimney.
synonyms:
discharge, eject, emit, expel, spout, spurt
antonyms:
bridle
similar words:
jet, shoot, squirt
definition 2: to give expression to suddenly or with force.
Ron vented his anger by shouting and pounding his fist on the table.
similar words:
air, emit, express, shoot, spout, voice