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English verb: aerate

1. aerate (perception) expose to fresh air

SamplesAerate your old sneakers.

Synonymsair, air out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)expose

2. aerate (change) aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. aerate (change) impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen

SamplesOxygenate blood.

Synonymsoxygenate, oxygenise, oxygenize

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)process, treat

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