• WordNet 3.6
    • v aerate impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen "oxygenate blood"
    • v aerate aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
    • v aerate expose to fresh air "aerate your old sneakers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aërate cause a change by passing air through (of sewage
    • Aërate To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air. "His sparkling sallies bubbled up as from aërated natural fountains."
    • Aërate (Physiol) To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize.
    • Aërate To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to aërate soil; to aërate water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aerate To expose to the free action of the air.
    • aerate To cause to mix with carbonic-acid or other gas.
    • aerate In physiology, to change the circulating fluids of, as animals, by the agency of the air; arterialize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Aerate ā′ėr-āt to put air into: to supply, or cause to mix, with carbonic acid or other gas, as Aerated waters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. aérer,. See Air (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aër, air.


In literature:

In the pressure tank, water is kept aerated, cool, and clean.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
Something to loosen up the soil, aerate it.
"Shepherd of the Planets" by Alan Mattox
The blood effused under the conjunctiva remains bright red as it is aerated from the atmospheric air.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
A very common mode of aerating bread, in America, is by the effervescence of an acid and an alkali in the flour.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
On a dairy farm, there is the water needed to wash cans and bottles and in some cases to furnish a running stream of cold water for the aerator.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
Next he adds some sulphuretted hydrogen water, a sort of aerated water smelling of rotten eggs.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
In ordinary times they serve for the aeration of the central room.
"The Industries of Animals" by Frédéric Houssay
Clothing should give correct aeration for the season.
"The Voice" by Frank E. Miller
Aeration, therefore, being in reptiles very partial, the amount of heat evolved is small; reptiles are therefore called cold-blooded.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 2, No. 12, May, 1851." by Various
A very common mode of aerating bread in America is by the effervescence of an acid and an alkali in the flour.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
I am going to be the means, under heaven, of aerating or literating your pages.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Artificial aeration of waters discovered.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
For aerated water bottles several successful devices have been introduced.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
In practice, this process, known as aeration, is carried on in different ways.
"Outlines of dairy bacteriology" by H. L. Russell
In this plant the aeration is conducted by blowing in air at the base of the condenser.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
They lunched at a depot of the Aerated Bread Company, close to Cannon Street station.
"Through the Postern Gate" by Florence L. Barclay
For this reason, perhaps the so-called aerated process is even more suitable for making wholemeal than white bread.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
Among the products of local industry are leather, tobacco, cement, beer, aerated waters, lime, candles and soap.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various
We had a bottle of native white wine and aerated water.
"The Amazing Argentine" by John Foster Fraser
Aerating the water by pouring it from a height did not always produce sufficient disturbance to loosen the young Fishes.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour

In news:

Field experiments this summer will compare disease control impacts on plants from applications of aerated and nonaerated compost tea.
Officials from were slated to start placing aeration devices in a channel near Otterbein as part of a pilot project .
A pilot wetland held at the UN-Manizales Hydraulic Lab works as an aeration media and eliminates "impurities" from home residual water.
New hydraulic technology, combined with solar power, slashes expensive aerator run time for wastewater treatment ponds.
Aqua Control, Inc (ACI) was founded in 1970 as a manufacturer of floating Aerators and Fountains.
The aerators kept alive the aquarium 's assortment of sharks, corals and fish.
Cultivating pulverizes the soil, aerates it and helps prepare a smooth, loose seedbed.
We are celebrating our ten year anniversary and we continue to supply innovative jet aeration and jet mixing systems for industry, water utilities and municipalities around the world.
This new car is loaded with great features like a new carbon fiber upper and lower deck, one-piece aluminum servo mount, and aeration dampers to help maximize traction.
Available in three sizes, the Deep Drip Tree Watering Stakes ($8.99-$9.99 each) allow you to water, fertilize and aerate your trees and shrubs at the roots.
Replaces aerators requiring up to fix the horsepower .
In lawns, removing excess thatch and aerating the soil to improve water penetration can help manage mushrooms.
Aeration also will help the lawn's overall health.
Robin Blake walks her dogs Sadie and Charles near the Northstar Pond, where aerators are in operation in the background, helping to clear the pond of foul-smelling algae that collects on the surface.
Spornette International introduces the Long Smooth Operator brush, which features a longer barrel than normal aerated rounders.