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English definition of “aerate”


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