aerate

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aerate   (âr'āt)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. To add a gas, such as carbon dioxide, to a liquid.

  2. To supply with oxygen. Blood is aerated in the alveoli of the lungs.

  3. To supply with air or expose to the circulation of air.


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