aerated


aerated

verb (used with object), aer·at·ed, aer·at·ing.

  1. to expose to the action or effect of air or to cause air to circulate through: to aerate milk in order to remove odors.
  2. to change or treat with air or a gas, especially with carbon dioxide.
  3. Physiology. to expose (a medium or tissue) to air as in the oxygenation of the blood in respiration.

verb

  1. the past tense and past participle of aerate

adjective

  1. informal angry or agitated

verb (tr)

  1. to charge (a liquid) with a gas, esp carbon dioxide, as in the manufacture of effervescent drink
  2. to expose to the action or circulation of the air, so as to purify
v.

1794, from Latin aer (genitive aeris; see air (n.1)) + verbal suffix -ate (2). Related: Aerated; aerating.

  1. To add a gas, such as carbon dioxide, to a liquid.
  2. To supply with oxygen. Blood is aerated in the alveoli of the lungs.
  3. To supply with air or expose to the circulation of air.

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