• WordNet 3.6
    • n aerator an apparatus for exposing something to the air (as sewage)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • aerator A fumigator used to bleach grain, destroying fungi and insects.
    • aerator an apparatus for exposing something to the air (as sewage).
    • aerator An apparatus used for charging mineral waters with gas and in making soda water.
    • aerator That which supplies with air or gas
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aerator A blower; a contrivance for fumigating wheat and other grain, to bleach it and destroy fungi and insects.
    • n aerator An apparatus for forcing air or carbonic-acid gas into water or other liquids. The most simple form is a mechanical device for pumping air into water, or a spray for bringing water into contact with air. More complicated forms employ chemicals to secure the formation of carbonic-acid gas in water or liquors, or elaborate machinery for forcing the gas into vessels containing the liquid, and for producing the proper mixture by agitating the latter in presence of the gas under pressure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Aerator an apparatus for such purpose
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aër, air.


In literature:

Upon this property the manufacture of aerated waters depends.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 288" by Various
If water is impure, it must be boiled and then aerated before it is drunk.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884" by Various
Aerated waters only appeared after the Fall.
"Alarms and Discursions" by G. K. Chesterton
Blood aerated by the air that sings through the pine-woods tingles in every fibre.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862" by Various
Gem irons should be filled level with an aerated mixture.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
AERATED WATERS, waters aerated with carbonic acid gas.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Steam is generated in one of the ships' boilers, and condensed, filtered, and aerated in a special apparatus.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 492, June 6, 1885" by Various
Eggs are used both as an aerating agent and as one of the "wetting" materials.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil
It speaks well for the condition of the temperance cause that beer is the nearest rival of aerated water.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876." 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

In news:

Accurate liquid phase density on aerated liquids.
One Man's Quest for a Fully Aerated Hull.
GE (NYSE: GE) has installed a new aeration control system at the Bird Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Buffalo, N.Y. That is projected to save the city more than $350,000 a year in energy costs.
Study Shows Reduction in Energy Use Through More Efficient Aeration System.
Repairing and straightening aeration tubes for nearly 25 years.
Help your lawn's health & vigor by having core aeration done this fall.
American Aeration Home Waste Treatment Service.
The Solimar aerator utilizes silicone disks positioned strategically inside the silo, bin, or hopper.
Industry leaders share how to manage grain quality with aeration best practices.
Log on to and enter the Search IDs below to watch videos from this issue's focus, aeration .
OPIsystems' spin on aeration and grain quality.
The process aerator /mixer is a surface-mounted device that utilizes a directional mixer combined with a blower to inject fine-bubble diffused air beneath the water surface.
Despite different material, agitation, and aeration , the performance of the disposable bioreactor is similar to that of stainless steel bioreactors.
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.