Definitions of aerate

  1. aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. expose to fresh air, as of old clothing; "aerate your old sneakers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen; "oxygenate blood" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to aerate soil; to aerate water. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To charge with gas, as air or carbon dioxide; to treat with oxygen, as the blood. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. To put air into: to supply with carbonic acid. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. To put air into; to charge with air. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. To supply or charge with air or gas. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To combine with carbonic or other acid; to change the circulating fluids of animals by means of air; to arterialize. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To combine with air; to mix with carbonic acid. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to a soil; to a water. dictgcide_fs
  15. cause a change by passing air through (of sewage) dictgcide_fs
  16. [=a]'[.e]r-[=a]t, v.t. to put air into: to supply, or cause to mix, with carbonic acid or other gas, as AERATED WATERS.--ns. A'ERATOR, an apparatus for such purpose; AER[=A]'TION, exposure to the action of air: the mixing or saturating with a gas: the oxygenation of the blood by respiration. [L. aër, air.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. Expose to mechanical or chemical action of air; charge with carbonic acid gas (formerly called fixed air). Hence aeration n. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. To supply with air, especially new or fresh air; to ventilate. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. To charge with gas, especially carbon dioxid; to expose to the action of carbon dioxid. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. To arterialize. [Gr. + Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.

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