aerate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin aer (air) +‎ -ate.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛːreɪt/
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Verb[edit]

aerate (third-person singular simple present aerates, present participle aerating, simple past and past participle aerated)

  1. (transitive) To supply with oxygen or air.
    Blood is aerated in the lungs.
  2. (transitive) To bubble or sparge with a gas, especially oxygen or air. Example: "The drink was aerated with carbon dioxide, making it fizzy."
  3. (intransitive) To bubble or sparge with a gas, especially oxygen or air. Example: "The microbial growth medium was aerated at a rate of 5 litres per minute."
  4. (transitive) To incorporate a gas, especially oxygen or air, into a solid or semisolid material. Example: "The mousse was aerated by beating rapidly."

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Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

aerate

  1. inflection of aerare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

Etymology 2[edit]

Participle[edit]

aerate f pl

  1. feminine plural of aerato

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aerāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of aerātus

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

aerate

  1. second-person singular voseo imperative of aerar combined with te