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Verb: aerate  'eh,reyt
  1. Expose to fresh air
    "aerate your old sneakers";
    - air out, air
  2. Aerate (sewage) so as to favour the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
    - activate
  3. Impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
    "aerate blood";
    - oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise [Brit]

Derived forms: aerating, aerates, aerated

Type of: alter, change, expose, modify, process, treat

Encyclopedia: Aerate