AskDefine | Define aerate

Dictionary Definition

aerate

Verb

1 expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers" [syn: air out, air]
2 aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter [syn: activate]
3 impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen; "oxygenate blood" [syn: oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

  • āero (air)
  • Latin ātus (past tense of verb)

Verb

  1. To supply oxygen or air.

Derived terms

Italian

Verb

aerate
  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, aerare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, aerare#Italian|aerare

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1