|1.||[ verb ] impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen|
|Synonyms:||oxygenize oxygenise oxygenate|
|Related terms:||process aeration oxygenation|
|2.||[ verb ] (clothing) expose to fresh air, as of old clothing|
"aerate your old sneakers"
|Related terms:||expose air|
|3.||[ verb ] aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter|
|Related terms:||change air|