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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.
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I aerate it once a week, all the time adding new debris on top.
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Mix the materials in your bins about once a month to aerate.
The air stone will aerate the water to the sides and above it.
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If a metalcasting facility properly aerates its molding sand (from a mechanical source), the sand will have the desired feel.
If Miller's scheme aerates and discreetly modernizes the interior of the main building (increasing space by a third), Allies and Morrison have pulled the site together externally.
Methyl bromide, which is still sometimes used as a termiticide, aerates more slowly and is an ozone depleter.