A a


    • 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 aeration word

  • noun aeration Aeration is the application of upward-flowing air to a layer of particles. 3
  • verb with object aeration to expose to the action or effect of air or to cause air to circulate through: to aerate milk in order to remove odors. 1
  • verb with object aeration to change or treat with air or a gas, especially with carbon dioxide. 1
  • verb with object aeration Physiology. to expose (a medium or tissue) to air as in the oxygenation of the blood in respiration. 1
  • noun aeration The process by which air is circulated through or mixed with a substance such as soil or a liquid. 1
  • noun aeration exposure of sth to air 1

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Origin of aeration

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 Aeration


aeration 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.

aeration usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aeration

noun aeration

  • ventilation — the act of ventilating.
  • airing — exposure to air or warmth, as for drying or ventilation

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