HyperDic: aerate

English > 3 senses of the word aerate:
VERBperceptionaerate, air out, airexpose to fresh air
changeaerate, activateaerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
changeaerate, oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygeniseimpregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
English > aerate: 3 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaningexpose to fresh air.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"aerate your old sneakers"
Synonymsair out, air
Broaderexposeexpose or make accessible to some action or influence
Spanishairear, divulgar, orear, ventilar
Catalanairejar, divulgar, orejar, ventilar
Nounsaerationthe process of exposing to air (so as to purify)
aira mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing
English > aerate: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningaerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymactivate
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Catalanairejar, ventilar
Nounsaeratoran apparatus for exposing something to the air (as sewage)
aira mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing
English > aerate: 3 senses > verb 3, change
Meaningimpregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsoxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise
Broaderprocess, treatsubject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
Spanishairear, oxigenar
Catalanoxigenar
Nounsaerationthe act of charging a liquid / liquid with a gas making it effervescent

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