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vent

vent

 
 
pronunciation:
vent
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition: an opening which allows entrance, passage, or exit of a gas or vapor, esp. of air or smoke.
Kitchen smoke and steam escape through this vent.We keep the heating vent closed in this room because it's rarely occupied.
synonyms:
air hole, blowhole, duct, exhaust, flue, outlet, spiracle
similar words:
chimney, draft, opening, orifice, passage, register, smokestack, spout, window
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vented, venting, vents
definition 1: to allow release of; discharge.
synonyms:
discharge, eject, emit, expel, gush, spout, spurt
antonyms:
bridle
similar words:
exhaust, jet, pour, shoot, squirt, ventilate
definition 2: to suddenly or forcefully give expression to.
He vented his anger on his dog.
similar words:
air, emit, express, pour, purge, shoot, spout, ventilate, vocalize, voice
definition 3: to relieve; release.
They tried to vent the pressure built up by the compressed steam.
synonyms:
discharge, ease, relieve
similar words:
release, siphon
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be released or discharged in order to relieve pressure, esp. through a vent.
synonyms:
gush, spout, spurt
similar words:
debouch, effuse, escape, jet, shoot, squirt
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