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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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
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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.
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aerate

Physiology verb To add air or O2 into a liquid. See Waste treatment.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Time variation of the emulsification activity in Figure 3 shows the existence of an optimal fermentation time, [t.sub.0], for optimal (maximum) emulsification activity, [EA.sub.00], when the aeration is maintained constant.
Factors controlling the production of biosurfactants include the physical and chemical conditions affecting the metabolic capability of microorganisms such as pH, water, aeration and presence of oxygen, nutrients and temperature.
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