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Meaning of AERATE

Pronunciation:  'ehreyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen; "oxygenate blood"
  2. [v]  aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
  3. [v]  expose to fresh air, as of old clothing; "aerate your old sneakers"

AERATE is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: activate, air, air out, oxygenate, oxygenise, oxygenize
 See Also: alter, change, expose, process, treat



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A"["e]r*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {A["e]rated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {A["e]rating}.] [Cf. F. a['e]rer. See {Air}, v. t.]
1. To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid
   gas, formerly called fixed air.

         His sparkling sallies bubbled up as from a["e]rated
         natural fountains.                    --Carlyle.

2. To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to a["e]rate
   soil; to a["e]rate water.

3. (Physiol.) To expose to the chemical action of air; to
   oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize.

{A["e]rated bread}, bread raised by charging dough with
   carbonic acid gas, instead of generating the gas in the
   dough by fermentation.

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