verb (used with object), aer·at·ed, aer·at·ing.
to expose to the action or effect of air or to cause air to circulate through: to aerate milk in order to remove odors.
to change or treat with air or a gas, especially with carbon dioxide.
Physiology. to expose (a medium or tissue) to air as in the oxygenation of the blood in respiration.
Origin of aerate
1785–95;Related formsaer·a·tion, nounnon·aer·at·ed, adjectivenon·aer·at·ing, adjectivesub·aer·ate, verb (used with object), sub·aer·at·ed, sub·aer·at·ing.sub·aer·a·tion, nounun·aer·at·ed, adjective
< Latin āer- aer-
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British Dictionary definitions for aerated
the past tense and past participle of aerate
informal angry or agitated
Derived Formsaeration, nounaerator, noun
to charge (a liquid) with a gas, esp carbon dioxide, as in the manufacture of effervescent drink
to expose to the action or circulation of the air, so as to purify
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Word Origin and History for aerated
1794, from Latin aer (genitive aeris; see air (n.1)) + verbal suffix -ate (2). Related: Aerated; aerating.
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To add a gas, such as carbon dioxide, to a liquid.
To supply with oxygen. Blood is aerated in the alveoli of the lungs.
To supply with air or expose to the circulation of air.
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