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  • v  expose to fresh air
    aerate your old sneakers
  • v  aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter
  • v  impregnate, combine, or supply with oxygen

  • This allows the vodka to aerate and, when it hits your tongue, reveal its true flavor.
  • 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.
  • Even the course superintendent wouldn't allow them on the course unless it was to aerate the fairways with their spiked heels.
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  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Wichita Eagle

  • Louise Redknapp in
    I'm just off to aerate the lawn,joked singer Louise Redknapp.
  • Andrew Tyler in This Is Mablethorpe
    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...

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