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aer·ate

(ār'āt),
1. To supply (blood) with oxygen.
2. To expose to the circulation of air for purification.
3. To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially carbon dioxide.

aerate

(âr′āt)
tr.v. aer·ated, aer·ating, aer·ates
To expose to oxygen, as in the oxygenation of the blood by respiration.

aer·a′tion n.

Aerate

Chemistry To add air or O2 to a liquid.
Public safety A tactic involving police marksmen shooting a suspected suicide bomber in the head with no warning, to stop him or her from detonating an explosive device. It was developed as part of Operation Kratos, Scotland Yard's strategy to counter suicide terrorists.

aerate

Physiology verb To add air or O2 into a liquid. See Waste treatment.

aer·ate

(ār'āt)
1. To supply (blood) with oxygen.
2. To expose to the circulation of air for purification.
3. To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially carbon dioxide.

aer·ate

(ār'āt)
1. To supply (blood) with oxygen.
2. To expose to the circulation of air for purification.
3. To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially carbon dioxide.
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