[air-ey-ter, ey-uh-rey-]
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.

1860–65; aerate + -or2 Unabridged
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aerate (ˈɛəreɪt)
1.  to charge (a liquid) with a gas, esp carbon dioxide, as in the manufacture of effervescent drink
2.  to expose to the action or circulation of the air, so as to purify

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Example sentences
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.
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