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aerate


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aerate  \A"["e]r*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {A["e]rated};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {A["e]rating}.]  [Cf.  F.  a['e]rer.  See  {Air},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  combine  or  charge  with  gas;  usually  with  carbonic  acid 
  gas,  formerly  called  fixed  air. 
 
  His  sparkling  sallies  bubbled  up  as  from  a["e]rated 
  natural  fountains.  --Carlyle. 
 
  2.  To  supply  or  impregnate  with  common  air;  as  to  a["e]rate 
  soil;  to  a["e]rate  water. 
 
  3.  (Physiol.)  To  expose  to  the  chemical  action  of  air;  to 
  oxygenate  (the  blood)  by  respiration;  to  arterialize. 
 
  {A["e]rated  bread},  bread  raised  by  charging  dough  with 
  carbonic  acid  gas,  instead  of  generating  the  gas  in  the 
  dough  by  fermentation. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aerate 
  v  :  aerate  (sewage)  so  as  to  favor  the  growth  of  organisms  that 
  decompose  organic  matter  [syn:  {activate}] 




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