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Meaning of aerate

aer•ate

Pronunciation: (âr'āt, ā'u-rāt"), [key]
— -at•ed, -at•ing.
  1. to expose to the action or effect of air or to cause air to circulate through: to aerate milk in order to remove odors.
  2. to change or treat with air or a gas, esp. with carbon dioxide.
  3. to expose (a medium or tissue) to air, as in the oxygenation of the blood in respiration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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