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Noun: airing  eh-ring
  1. The opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    - dissemination, public exposure, spreading
  2. A short excursion (a walk or ride) in the open air
    "he took the dogs for an airing"
  3. The act of supplying fresh air and getting rid of foul air
    - ventilation
Verb: air  eh(r)
  1. Expose to fresh air
    "air your old sneakers";
    - air out, aerate
  2. (broadcast medium) be broadcast
    "This show will air Saturdays at 2 P.M."
  3. (broadcast medium) broadcast over the airwaves, as in radio or television
    "We cannot air this X-rated song";
    - send, broadcast, beam, transmit
  4. Make public
    "She aired her opinions on welfare";
    - publicize, publicise [Brit], bare
  5. Expose to warm or heated air, so as to dry
    "Air linen"
  6. Expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    "air the old winter clothes"; "air out the smoke-filled rooms";
    - vent, ventilate, air out

Derived forms: airings

Type of: dry, dry out, excursion, expedition, expose, freshen, improvement, jaunt, junket, outing, pleasure trip, refresh, sashay [N. Amer], tell, transmission

Encyclopedia: Airing