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aerate

aer·ate

aerate

 
 
pronunciation:
eI reIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: aerated, aerates, aerating
definition 1: to expose to the circulation or chemical action of air in order to ventilate or cleanse.
The lungs aerate the blood.
similar words:
activate, air
definition 2: to supply (the blood) with oxygen by respiration.
definition 3: to fill or charge (a liquid) with a gas, esp. carbon dioxide.
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derivation: aeration (n.)
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