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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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Most superintendents aerate greens in the spring and late summer to soften them and allow them to breathe.
The air stone will aerate the water to the sides and above it.
Aero aerates wine by infusing a stream of air directly into the wine bottle, allowing the wine to breathe.
A continuous rotary plow cooler utilizes numerous plows rotating at high speeds to aerate the sand and rapidly mix the cooling water with it.
Now is not the best time to aerate because of the heat, which can dry out the grass that much quicker once lawn cores are removed.
These plants help aerate the water during the day and provide shade for fish.
The weight of the mower helps the spikes penetrate the root zone, allowing the user to mow and aerate at the same time- without the chunks of dirt traditional aerators leave behind.
It is also time to aerate and overseed a tall fescue (Marathon) lawn.
Before the change, fumigators were required to aerate a structure until a hand-help measuring device indicated that methyl bromide in the home had dropped below five parts per million (ppm).
Northeast Ohio communities, which are members of GCEA, can dispose of leaves at the Lake Shore recycling center free of charge, but they must jointly provide heavy equipment needed to aerate the leaves periodically and maintain the site.
If you do not regularly aerate your lawn and do not apply compost or some other organic material on a regular basis, your lawn is compacted to one degree or another.
The problem should subside as sunny weather with brisk Santa Ana winds aerate the water and stimulate the growth of algae.