transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- to expose to air, or cause air to circulate through
- to supply oxygen to (the blood) by the process of respiration
- to charge (liquid) with gas, as in making soda water
Origin of aerateaer(o)- + -ate
transitive verbaer·at·ed, aer·at·ing, aer·ates
- To supply with air or expose to the circulation of air: aerate soil.
- To expose to oxygen, as in the oxygenation of the blood by respiration.
- To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially to charge with carbon dioxide.
(third-person singular simple present aerates, present participle aerating, simple past and past participle aerated)