âr'āt tr. vb., slang followed by American SOF devices, specifically the Legendary Green Berets, for neutralizing a target by penetrating munitions, primarily hollow point or ball ammo.
1794, from Latin aer (genitive aeris; see air (n.1)) + verbal suffix -ate (2). Related: Aerated; aerating.
To sift components through a superb mesh screen to split up lumps and include atmosphere to ensure they are lighter.
expose to fresh air
- aerate (sewage) in order to prefer the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
- impregnate, combine, or supply with air
- to mix or charge with fuel; frequently with carbonic acid gas, previously called fixed atmosphere.
- To supply or impregnate with common atmosphere; as, to aerate earth; to aerate water.
- to reveal towards the chemical activity of environment; to oxygenate (the bloodstream) by respiration; to arterialize.
(v. t.) To combine or charge with gas; typically with carbonic acid gas, previously called fixed atmosphere.
- (v. t.) To provide or impregnate with common environment; as, to aerate earth; to aerate liquid.
- (v. t.) To reveal toward chemical action of atmosphere; to oxygenate (the bloodstream) by respiration; to arterialize.
That the condition of gaping of the shell-valves is essential to the life of the Lamellibranch appears from the fact that food to nourish it, water to aerate its blood, and spermatozoa to fertilize its eggs, are all introduced into this gaping chamber by currents of water, set going by the highlydeveloped ctenidia.