Respirator vs. Ventilator

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  • Respirator (noun)

    A breathing when it would otherwise be hindered, as by a medical condition or the presence of poisonous vapors.

    "The house painters were each officially required to wear a respirator, but this was sometimes disregarded in the extreme heat."

  • Ventilator (noun)

    A device that circulates fresh air and expels stale or noxious air.

  • Ventilator (noun)

    A respirator.

  • Respirator (noun)

    A divice of gauze or wire, covering the mouth or nose, to prevent the inhalation of noxious substances, as dust or smoke. Being warmed by the breath, it tempers cold air passing through it, and may also be used for the inhalation of medicated vapors.

  • Ventilator (noun)

    A contrivance for effecting ventilation; especially, a contrivance or machine for drawing off or expelling foul or stagnant air from any place or apartment, or for introducing that which is fresh and pure.

Webster Dictionary
  • Respirator (noun)

    a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration

  • Respirator (noun)

    a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases

  • Ventilator (noun)

    a device (such as a fan) that introduces fresh air or expels foul air

  • Ventilator (noun)

    a device that facilitates breathing in cases of respiratory failure

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