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Definition of aerate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they aerate
    he / she / it aerates
    past simple aerated
    -ing form aerating
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  1. 1aerate something to make it possible for air to become mixed with soil, water, etc. Earthworms do the important job of aerating the soil.
  2. 2aerate something to add a gas, especially carbon dioxide, to a liquid under pressure aerated water
noun [uncountable]
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