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1570s, from French aération, from aérer (v.), from Latin aer (see air (n.1)). In some cases, from aerate.
1794, from Latin aer (genitive aeris; see air (n.1)) + verbal suffix -ate (2). Related: Aerated; aerating.
aeration aer·a·tion (âr'ā'shən)n.
Exposure to air.
Saturation of a fluid with air or a gas.
The exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen in the lungs.
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.