Aerate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈereɪt|  American pronunciation of the word aerate
Brit.  |ˈɛːreɪt|  British pronunciation of the word aerate

verb

- expose to fresh air(syn: air)

aerate your old sneakers

- aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter (syn: activate)
- impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen (syn: oxygenate, oxygenise, oxygenize)

Examples

You should aerate the soil before planting the seeds.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: aerate
he/she/it: aerates
present participle: aerating
past tense: aerated
past participle: aerated
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