aerate

Definitions

Agriculture

  • verb to allow air to enter a substance, especially soil or water

Aviation

  • verb to put a gas, especially carbon dioxide or air, into a liquid so that bubbles are formed

Construction

  • To introduce air into soil or water, for example, by natural or mechanical means.

Wine

  • to expose wine to air during fermentation to activate the yeast
  • to allow a wine to ‘breathe’ before drinking it
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