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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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Agartala (Tripura) [India], Aug 29 ( ANI ): Rameshwar Das, the Principal Secretary of Tripura's Fisheries Department, has backed Chief Minister Biplab Deb's comments about raising oxygen levels in water bodies by releasing ducks, saying that bird is a natural aerator and its presence in water bodies provides multiple benefits.
Marine Metal Products, a major player in this market, offers a variety of aerators, including a "two-way" Bubbler which runs on two D cell batteries or a 12-volt source, via a cigarette lighter plug.
The Haley's Corker is an aerator, pourer, filter, recorker and stopper, or as Haley sums it up - "the Swiss Army knife of wine tools." It's made in the USA from BPA-free, medical grade plastic.
In order to achieve maximum operational efficiency in the culture of several organisms, further to the correct calculation of the number of aerators per unit of area, it is also important to consider the design of the machines (CANCINO et al., 2004; MOULICK et al., 2002), the aerators positioning according to the format and conditions of the pond (CALLE et al., 2003; NETTO; VINATEA, 2005; PETERSON et al., 2001), the paddle rotation speed of paddlewheel aerators (PETERSON; WALKER, 2002), and water salinity (BOYD; DANIELS, 1987; FAST et al., 1999; VINATEA; CARVALHO, 2007).
The base of the lagoon has a one-foot impervious clay liner where sludge, remaining in the lagoon when the aerators stopped circulating the water and waste material in the lagoon in 2005, has settled to the bottom.
"Kludi Rak aerators have been meticulously developed to deliver superior performance in all key categories."
Summary: KLUDI RAK Pressure Compensating Aerator delivers up to 50 per cent water efficiency and offers consistent water stream quality, enhances protection against germs and bacteria
Aquanova said the aerators were defective and told House to fix them.
The blenders are equipped with six or 12 wear-resistant aerators mounted around a housing cone.
Due to gearboxes breaking down on the sites ten large aerators, all ten were never working at the same time, until Brevini designed a reliable replacement drive system employing WIMES spec EFF1 efficiency motors, inverter drives and high-toque Brevini planetary reduction gears.
Aerators cut through hard soil to loosen and break up the dirt several inches below the surface so air, moisture and fertilizer can promote deep root growth.