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Definition of the verb aerate

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verb - inflections: aerated | aerating | aerates

  1. expose to fresh air
    • example: aerate your old sneakers
    • lexical domain: Perceptions - verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling
    • synonyms of aerate: air / air out
    • more generic word: expose = expose or make accessible to some action or influence
  2. aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of aerate: activate
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
  3. impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonyms of aerate: oxygenate / oxygenise / oxygenize
    • more generic words: process / treat = subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

Alternative definition of the verb aerate


  1. To supply oxygen or air.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for aerate

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

Aerate is the general term and interchangeable in certain phrases with any of the others; the last three are specific terms which are not freely interchangeable with each other. Aerate means to supply or impregnate with air or to expose to the ...

Google previewRays from the Rose Cross (1920)

A Magazine of Mystic Light

Every ounce of food swallowed that the gastric juice cannot digest and the lungs aerate is a poison. And remember this: Nature does not furnish an amount of gastric juice sufficient for the food you may eat, but only for the food that your system ...

Google previewThe Advanced Word-builder (1894)

A Spelling-book Designed for Use in Grammar and High-school Grades, Academies, and Normal Schools. Containing Systematic and Progressive Exercises in Word-building, Word-analysis, Defining, and Composition by A. J. Beitzel

The word aerate is an English derivative, formed from the Greek root a'er (aqp) by the use of the suffix ate. The root a'er signifies air, and ate signifies to perform or cause ; hence the meaning of the derivative is to put air into. The word disaster ...

Google previewThe Elements of Cooking (2007)

Translating the Chef's Craft for Every Kitchen by Michael Ruhlman

Aerate: To aerate means to incorporate air or a gas into food or liquid (a batter, a puree, a custard, a sauce) with a whisk, with a blender, with steam, or by pouring. Aeration can increase volume and enhance texture. A sabayon is aerated with ...

Google previewA Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences Embracing the Entire Range of Scientific and Allied Sciences (1894)

by Albert Henry Buck

—- A aerate is a preparation whose basis is an admixture of a fatty and a wax body or bodies, so proportioned as that the product sha 1 be of fairly firm consistence, and of a melting-point above that of the temperature ...

Google previewJournal of the American Medical Association (1903)

The cantharidal aerate is the most important, and when spread on adhesive plaster in such thickness as to obliterate the yellow ...

Google previewPocket Oxford English Dictionary (2013)

by Maurice Waite

aerate /air-ayt/ v. (aerates, aerating, aerated) introduce air into something. aeration n. aerator n. – origin Latin aer 'air'. aerial n. a structure that sends out or receives radio or television signals. adj. 1 existing or taking place in the air.

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

[Aerate.] . „ , . y,'' - „ „ , , . . . , Atrial torpedo: A shell projectile charged with aerated bread, a. Broad formed by forcing dynamite, guncotton. or other high explosive. It is carbonic dioxide, generally .called carbonic acicT, projected tlirough the air ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

aerate. 3 air 6 aerify 9 oxygenate, ventilate. aerial.

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

aerate Physics. to expose a substance to air or another gas, e.g., the passing of air through a liquid substance, or the process of air entering the soil. Thus, aeration. aeration cell Electricity. a device that generates ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

aerate. 1: to expose to fresh air; to ventilate or air (as a room). Cf. aerify. 2: to supply (blood) with oxygen by respiration. 3a: to introduce air into a substance, especially to ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

aero-, aer-, combining form meaning 'air or gas': aerobe, aerate. Aerobacter aerogenes. See Enterobacter cloacae.

Google previewDictionary of Ceramic Science and Engineering (2013)

by Ian J. McColm

aerate. Verb. To introduce air into a slurry by stirring or other means of agitation. aerated concrete. Noun. Concrete containing a substantial amount of entrapped air, which was introduced into the mass ...

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Scrabble value of A1E1R1A1T1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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