Quiz: Remember the definition of mal de mer?
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.