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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.
1. to charge (a liquid) with a gas, esp carbon dioxide, as in the manufacture of effervescent drink
2. to expose to the action or circulation of the air, so as to purify
aer•ate(ˈɛər eɪt, ˈeɪ əˌreɪt)
v.t. -at•ed, -at•ing.
1. to expose to the action of air or to cause air to circulate through: Breathe deep to aerate the lungs.
2. to change or treat with air or a gas, esp. with carbon dioxide.
1. Chemistry To add a gas, such as carbon dioxide, to a liquid.
2. Biology To supply with oxygen: The lungs aerate the blood.
Past participle: aerated
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|Verb||1.||aerate - expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers"|
expose - expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine"
|2.||aerate - aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter|
|3.||aerate - impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen; "oxygenate blood"|
aerate[ˈɛəreɪt] vt [+ soil, water] → aérer
vt. airear, ventilar.
1. saturar un líquido de aire;
2. cambiar la sangre venosa en sangre arterial en los pulmones.