• WordNet 3.6
    • n aeration the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent
    • n aeration the process of exposing to air (so as to purify) "the aeration of the soil"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • aeration (Physiol) A change produced in the blood by exposure to the air in respiration; oxygenation of the blood in respiration; arterialization.
    • aeration Exposure to the free action of the air; airing; as, aëration of soil, of spawn, etc.
    • aeration the act of charging a liquid with air or oxygen for the purpose of purification.
    • aeration The act or preparation of charging a liquid with carbon dioxide gas to make it effervescent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aeration The act of airing or of exposing to the action of the air: as, the aëration of soil by plowing, harrowing, etc.
    • n aeration The act or operation of mixing or saturating with a gas, as carbonic-acid gas or common air.
    • n aeration In physiology, the arterialization of the venous blood by respiration in the higher animals, and by corresponding processes in the lower animals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Aeration exposure to the action of air: the mixing or saturating with a gas: the oxygenation of the blood by respiration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. aération,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aër, air.


In literature:

I got a cup of tea at the Aerated Bread Company and came down to Purfleet by the next train.
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker
The production of aerated waters, for instance, is something extraordinary.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
A rapid calculation told him that he must dine at the Aerated Bread Shop for several days to come.
"The Town Traveller" by George Gissing
One of the professional "touches" was to aerate the milk, after mixing, by pouring it from jug to jug.
"The Home of the Blizzard" by Douglas Mawson
Fancy living on beans and potatoes, and only milk and aerated water to wash them down.
"The Sorcery Club" by Elliott O'Donnell
There had been a remarkable development in the trade in flavoured aerated waters, "lemonade" and "cider champagne" chiefly.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott
The cilia which propel them secure the aeration of the system.
"Chambers' Edinburgh Journal" by Various
Another method where fresh water is not available, as on a long drive, is to aerate it by pouring from one pail to another.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
In one was a store of bottles of aerated water.
"The Story of the "9th King's" in France" by Enos Herbert Glynne Roberts
In America the cooler is frequently replaced by a cooling tank, an enclosed vessel of some depth, capable of artificial aeration.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various

In news:

Australian boatbuilder Roger Mutimer is developing an alternative to a high-performance stepped hull: a completely aerated hull.
Vossler said the lake's toxic algae problem is big, but aerating residential channels is something individuals can do.
The Model DA disc aerator from BlueLevel Technologies combines both aeration and gentle vibration, making it one of the best fluidizers available.
Unlike other disc aerators on the market, the unique Model DA disc covers the air openings in the air inlet pipe reducing possible material backflow into the air lines.
The fast-moving breaker bars help to reduce lumps with ease and aerates the material.
Muskrats love Proctor Park lake's aerator .
The aerator in the lake at Proctor Park has had to be repaired twice recently after the power was cut off by muskrats chewing on the power cables in the lake.
Core aerator and overseeding key to healthy lawn.
In 1984, three 7.5-hp aspirator aerators supplied aeration and mixing to the ditch and two 2-hp aerators were installed in the overflow lagoon.
About 20 of the lakes have aerators .
The lake is surrounded by trees that inhibit natural aeration by wind and waves.
A view from the confluence of Sand Creek and the South Platte River shows the Sand Creek aeration system that Suncor Refinery, pictured in the back, is using to expel benzene from the water.
We had arrived on station at eight that morning with 10 live-lining-size Norfolk spot frisking about in our aerated bait tank.
No, I'm not referring to the actual act of breathing, but rather to a term used in the wine lexicon to describe the somewhat controversial practice of aerating or decanting wine to improve both the aroma and taste of the stuff.
The aerator has proven cost effective for several Washington State Concord growers.