"aerate" in the verb sense
1. air out, air, aerate
expose to fresh air
"aerate your old sneakers"
2. activate, aerate
aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
3. oxygenate, oxygenize, oxygenise, aerate
impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
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