aerate: Meaning and Definition of

aer•ate

Pronunciation: (r'?t, ?'u-r?t"), [key]
? -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to expose to the action or effect of air or to cause air to circulate through: to aerate milk in order to remove odors.
  2. to change or treat with air or a gas, esp. with carbon dioxide.
  3. to expose (a medium or tissue) to air, as in the oxygenation of the blood in respiration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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