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tr.v. aer·at·ed, aer·at·ing, aer·ates
1. To supply with air or expose to the circulation of air: aerate soil.
2. To expose to oxygen, as in the oxygenation of the blood by respiration.
3. To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially to charge with carbon dioxide.
Mechanical loosening of the soil surface to allow air to penetrate deeply. Spiking of lawns to achieve the same result.
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|Noun||1.||aeration - the process of exposing to air (so as to purify); "the aeration of the soil"|
|2.||aeration - the act of charging a liquid with a gas making it effervescent|
change of state - the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics