Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb aerate

3 senses of aerate

Sense 1
air out, air, aerate -- (expose to fresh air; "aerate your old sneakers")
       => expose -- (expose or make accessible to some action or influence; "Expose your students to art"; "expose the blanket to sunshine")

Sense 2
activate, aerate -- (aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise, aerate -- (impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen; "oxygenate blood")
       => process, treat -- (subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill")

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