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VERB (3)

1. expose to fresh air;
- Example: "aerate your old sneakers"
[syn: air out, air, aerate]

2. aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter;
[syn: activate, aerate]

3. impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen;
- Example: "oxygenate blood"
[syn: oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise, aerate]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Aerate \A"["e]r*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. A["e]rated; p. pr. & vb. n. A["e]rating.] [Cf. F. a['e]rer. See Air, v. t.] 1. To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air. [1913 Webster] His sparkling sallies bubbled up as from a["e]rated natural fountains. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to a["e]rate soil; to a["e]rate water. [1913 Webster] 3. (Physiol.) To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize. [1913 Webster] 4. cause a change by passing air through (of sewage) Syn: activate [WordNet 1.5] A["e]rated bread, bread raised by charging dough with carbonic acid gas, instead of generating the gas in the dough by fermentation. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

aerate v 1: expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers" [syn: air out, air, aerate] 2: aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter [syn: activate, aerate] 3: impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen; "oxygenate blood" [syn: oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise, aerate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "aerate": aerify, air, air out, air-condition, air-cool, airify, atomize, beat, carbonate, chlorinate, cream, cross-ventilate, distill, emit, etherify, etherize, evaporate, exhale, fan, fluidize, foam, fractionate, freshen, froth, fume, fumigate, gasify, give off, hydrogenate, lather, mantle, oxygenate, oxygenize, perfume, reek, refresh, scum, send out, smoke, spray, spume, steam, sublimate, sublime, sud, suds, vaporize, ventilate, volatilize, whip, whisk, wind, winnow