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aeration


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aeration  \A`["e]r*a"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  a['e]ration.] 
  1.  Exposure  to  the  free  action  of  the  air;  airing;  as 
  a["e]ration  of  soil,  of  spawn,  etc 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  A  change  produced  in  the  blood  by  exposure  to 
  the  air  in  respiration;  oxygenation  of  the  blood  in 
  respiration;  arterialization. 
 
  3.  The  act  or  preparation  of  charging  with  carbonic  acid  gas 
  or  with  oxygen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arterialization  \Ar*te`ri*al*i*za"tion\,  n.  (Physiol.) 
  The  process  of  converting  venous  blood  into  arterial  blood 
  during  its  passage  through  the  lungs,  oxygen  being  absorbed 
  and  carbonic  acid  evolved;  --  called  also  {a["e]ration}  and 
  {hematosis}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aeration 
  n  1:  the  process  of  exposing  to  air  (so  as  to  purify) 
  2:  the  act  of  charging  a  liquid  with  a  gas  making  it 
  effervescent 




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