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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [air-eyt, ey-uh-reyt]
    • /ˈɛər eɪt, ˈeɪ əˌreɪt/
    • /eəˈreɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [air-eyt, ey-uh-reyt]
    • /ˈɛər eɪt, ˈeɪ əˌreɪt/

Definitions of aerate word

  • verb aerate To aerate a substance means to cause air or gas to pass through it. 3
  • verb aerate to charge (a liquid) with a gas, esp carbon dioxide, as in the manufacture of effervescent drink 3
  • verb aerate to expose to the action or circulation of the air, so as to purify 3
  • verb transitive aerate to expose to air, or cause air to circulate through 3
  • verb transitive aerate to supply oxygen to (the blood) by the process of respiration 3
  • verb transitive aerate to charge (liquid) with gas, as in making soda water 3

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Origin of aerate

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
1785-95; < Latin āer- aer- + -ate1

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Parts of speech for Aerate


aerate popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

aerate usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aerate

verb aerate

  • oxygenate — to treat, combine, or enrich with oxygen: to oxygenate the blood.
  • charge — If you charge someone an amount of money, you ask them to pay that amount for something that you have sold to them or done for them.
  • ventilate — to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air that has been used or contaminated.
  • inflate — deflate
  • freshen — to make fresh; refresh, revive, or renew: We need a good rain to freshen the flowers.

Antonyms for aerate

verb aerate

  • close up — If someone closes up a building, they shut it completely and securely, often because they are going away.

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