aerate aerate

Definition(s):

  1. (v) expose to fresh air
  2. (v) impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen
  3. (v) aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Even the course superintendent wouldn't allow them on the course unless it was to aerate the fairways with their spiked heels.
  2. This allows the vodka to aerate and, when it hits your tongue, reveal its true flavor.
  3. Toiling underground, the hard-working worms in one acre can eat, pulverize, fertilize, aerate and move ten tons of earth in a year's time.

News

  • Gardener’s almanac (June 15)

    Dethatching lawns — If your zoysia or Bermuda lawn has more than half an inch of thatch, it should be dethatched between now and the end of July, Ward Upham of K-State says. Core-aerate when the soil is neither too wet or too dry, but just crumbly. Go over the lawn so that the aeration holes are about 2 inches apart, Upham says. Or, if thatch is more than 3/4 inch thick, power-rake, he says. Set ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Wichita Eagle

Quotes

  1. "I'm just off to aerate the lawn," joked singer Louise Redknapp.
    on Jun 30, 2007 By: Louise Redknapp Source: Earthtimes.org

  2. Andrew Tyler, director of Animal Aid, said: "The traps used often cause enormous pain. Most of the damage moles do is cosmetic. Is that a reason to kill huge numbers of creatures? Moles can have positive effects as they help drain and aerate heavy...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Andrew Tyler Source: This Is Mablethorpe

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