Aerate

Definition of Aerate

A´er`ate
v. t.1.To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air.
[imp. & p. p. Aërated ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Aërating ( ).]
His sparkling sallies bubbled up as from aërated natural fountains.
- Carlyle.
2.To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to aërate soil; to aërate water.
3.(Physiol.) To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize.
4.cause a change by passing air through (of sewage
Aërated bread
bread raised by charging dough with carbonic acid gas, instead of generating the gas in the dough by fermentation.

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