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Definition 1: aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter - [verb of change]

Synonyms for aerate in the sense of this definition

(aerate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen - [verb of change]

Samples where aerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • oxygenate blood

Synonyms for aerate in the sense of this definition

(aerate is a kind of ...) subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

"process cheese" "process hair" "treat the water so it can be drunk" "treat the lawn with chemicals" "treat an oil spill"

Definition 3: expose to fresh air - [verb of perception]

Samples where aerate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aerate your old sneakers

Synonyms for aerate in the sense of this definition

(aerate is a kind of ...) expose or make accessible to some action or influence

"Expose your students to art" "expose the blanket to sunshine"

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