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Aerate  v. t.  (past & past part. aerated; pres. part. aerating)  
To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air. "His sparkling sallies bubbled up as from aerated natural fountains."
To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to aerate soil; to aerate water.
(Physiol.) To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize.
Cause a change by passing air through (of sewage)
Synonyms: activate
Aerated bread, bread raised by charging dough with carbonic acid gas, instead of generating the gas in the dough by fermentation.

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... way of producing air pressure sufficient to aerate water is by the use of a siphon as shown in Fig. 1. The siphon is made of glass tubes, the longer pieces being bent on one end as shown. The air receiver and regulating device are attached to the top end of the lower tube, as shown in Fig. ...
— The Boy Mechanic: Volume 1 - 700 Things For Boys To Do • Popular Mechanics

Words linked to "Aerate" :   expose, oxygenize, aeration, treat, air, process, oxygenise, change, air out, oxygenate, alter, modify, de-aerate

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