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aerator

[air-ey-ter, ey-uh-rey-] /ˈɛər eɪ tər, ˈeɪ əˌreɪ-/
noun
1.
an apparatus for aerating water or other fluids.
2.
a device for introducing air into a bin of wheat or other grain in order to prevent the accumulation of moisture, keeping it free of fungi and insects.
Origin of aerator
1860-1865
First recorded in 1860-65; aerate + -or2
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