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[air-ey-ter, ey-uh-rey-] /ˈɛər eɪ tər, ˈeɪ əˌreɪ-/
an apparatus for aerating water or other fluids.
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
1860-65; aerate + -or2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Make your kitchen faucet more green by restricting water flow with an aerator.
  • The aerator compressor must be installed in a well ventilated, relatively clean and dry location.
  • One such mechanical treatment used by a rancher involves the use of an aerator.
  • When replacing an aerator, bring the one you're replacing to the store with you to ensure a proper fit.
  • The rated flow of an aerator is imprinted on its side.
  • Each aerator unit consists of an aerator floating on a molded polyethylene pontoon.
  • Aeration is achieved by the use of a spinning submerged aerator.
  • If there is a screen in the faucet, remove and clean it, or clean the aerator.
  • Trucks must have a wooden or fabricated transport tank with recirculating water or commercial fish aerator.
  • For sinks, the aerator usually determines the flow rate.

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