When you vent, you let something out, whether it's hot air or your feelings. If you vent your feelings, you let out a strong and sometimes angry emotion and just say what you think.

You might vent your rage when your brother once again gets out of doing his chores. You also might vent something to air it out. If it's too hot inside your car, vent it by opening a window. The noun vent refers to a hole that lets air escape. A clothes dryer has a vent that sends hot air outside. A vent in nature is a crack in the earth's surface that lets hot gas and lava escape — like a volcano.

Definitions of vent
  1. noun
    a hole for the escape of gas or air
    synonyms: blowhole, vent-hole, venthole
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    smoke hole
    a vent (as in a roof) for smoke to escape
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    an opening deliberately made in or through something
  2. noun
    external opening of urinary or genital system of a lower vertebrate
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    type of:
    opening, orifice, porta
    an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity
  3. noun
    a fissure in the earth's crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt
    synonyms: volcano
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    type of:
    cleft, crack, crevice, fissure, scissure
    a long narrow opening
  4. noun
    a slit in a garment (as in the back seam of a jacket)
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    type of:
    a long narrow opening
  5. noun
    activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
    “he gave vent to his anger”
    synonyms: outlet, release
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    type of:
    any specific behavior
  6. verb
    expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    synonyms: air, air out, ventilate
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    type of:
    freshen, refresh
    make (to feel) fresh
  7. verb
    give expression or utterance to
    “She vented her anger”
    synonyms: give vent, ventilate
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    type of:
    evince, express, show
    give expression to
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