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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [air-ey-ter, ey-uh-rey-]
    • /ˈɛər eɪ tər, ˈeɪ əˌreɪ-/
    • /eəˈreɪ.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [air-ey-ter, ey-uh-rey-]
    • /ˈɛər eɪ tər, ˈeɪ əˌreɪ-/

Definitions of aerator word

  • noun aerator a person or thing that aerates; specif., a device for aerating a liquid, or a fumigating device 3
  • noun aerator an apparatus for aerating water or other fluids. 1
  • noun aerator a device for introducing air into a bin of wheat or other grain in order to prevent the accumulation of moisture, keeping it free of fungi and insects. 1
  • noun aerator A device which mixes air with a substance, particularly soil or a liquid. 1
  • noun aerator device that allows air into sth 1
  • noun aerator device that allows air into water 1

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Origin of aerator

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
First recorded in 1860-65; aerate + -or2

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Parts of speech for Aerator


aerator popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

aerator usage trend in Literature

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