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English definition of “aerate”

aerate

verb [T]     /eəˈreɪt/ US  /erˈeɪt/
to add a gas to liquid, especially a drink: aerated waterPhysical and chemical processes to allow air to act on something: Earthworms help to aerate the soil. aerated soilPhysical and chemical processes aeration     /eəˈreɪ.ʃən/ US  /erˈeɪ-/ noun [U] Physical and chemical processes
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