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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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For anyone who dreads the drudgery of mixing and aerating their compost by hand, this method was created for you.
Passing an aerating gas mixture through liquid manure slurry purges carbon dioxide out of solutions and causes pH to rise," Zhu says.
Many people use a pitchfork for this; aerating tools also are available.
Aerating your lawn allows the circulation of oxygen into the soil which encourages root growth at the beginning of the season.
This event was presented in association with Mondomix BV of Holland, the manufacturers of continuous aerating systems, European Process Plant Ltd, the UK sales and service agents for Mondomix, and CP Kelco, the suppliers of stabilizer ingredients for aerated products.
If you have small amounts in garbage cans or similar storage receptacles, removing and aerating it is a much simpler chore.