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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.
This year PLANET members will install lightning protection and cabling for approximately seven of Arlington National Cemetery's time-honored trees, in addition to liming and aerating, landscaping, and irrigation projects.
The working programme included presentations on mechanical aeration, the whipping of cream and ingredient presentation combined with hands-on demonstrations on the latest Mondomix VS-06 aerating machine making chocolate mousse, aerated yogurt, low fat whipped topping, cake batter and a variety of other products.
You can rent machines to help you with the de-thatching and aerating processes.
If you have small amounts in garbage cans or similar storage receptacles, removing and aerating it is a much simpler chore.
Aerating the pile by mixing and turning also encourages the composting process.
TIP OF THE WEEK: Prepare soil for a fall/winter vegetable garden now by digging up and aerating a sunny patch of ground with a shovel and a spading fork.
Sollich (UK), tel:0173 323 6000, will have on display a Hansa mixer for continuously aerating both high and low viscosity mixtures for the cake, baking and dairy industries.
For small areas, a spading fork is probably the best tool for incorporating amendment while, at the same time, turning over and aerating the soil.
But the bowl is fairly wide, allowing for swirling, aerating and sniffing.