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Definitions for aerate
ˈɛər eɪt, ˈeɪ əˌreɪtaer·ate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. air out, air, aerateverb

    expose to fresh air

    "aerate your old sneakers"

  2. activate, aerateverb

    aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter

  3. oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise, aerateverb

    impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen

    "oxygenate blood"


  1. aerateverb

    To supply oxygen or air.

  2. Etymology: From aer + -ate.


  1. aerate

    Aeration (also called aerification or aeriation) is the process by which air is circulated through, mixed with or dissolved in a liquid or other substances that act as a fluid (such as soil). Aeration processes create additional surface area in the mixture, allowing greater chemical or suspension reactions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aerateverb

    to combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air

  2. Aerateverb

    to supply or impregnate with common air; as, to aerate soil; to aerate water

  3. Aerateverb

    to expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aerate

    ā′ėr-āt, 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; Aerā′tion, exposure to the action of air: the mixing or saturating with a gas: the oxygenation of the blood by respiration. [L. aër, air.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aerate in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aerate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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