Meaning of “aerate” in the English Dictionary

"aerate" in British English

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aerateverb [ T ]

uk /eəˈreɪt/ us /erˈeɪt/

to add a gas to liquid, especially a drink:

aerated water

to allow air to act on something:

Earthworms help to aerate the soil.
aerated soil
aeration
noun [ U ] uk /eəˈreɪ.ʃən/ us /erˈeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “aerate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)