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Definition of "aerate" []

  • To supply with air or expose to the circulation of air: aerate soil. (verb-transitive)
  • To expose to oxygen, as in the oxygenation of the blood by respiration. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially to charge with carbon dioxide. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aerate" in a sentence
  • "• Mr. Stupak will take a liquid base, divide it into parts and freeze some, dehydrate some and " aerate " some by pumping air into it, looking for the most interesting texture."
  • "If there were, the batter would rise up and aerate more, leaving a fluffier finished product."
  • "I have a few bottles of 2005 Clos Triguedina, and suspected I should either wait several more years or aerate for an extended time."