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aerate


the worms help to aerate the soil
  expose to air

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to add a gas to a liquid such as adding carbonation to a soft drink
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aeration aerated aerator aerate aerating aerates
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  • the worms help to aerate the soil
  • Anemia results in poor blood aeration.
  • Well after midnight, a magnificent high tide arrives, the largest waves smashing against the bases of the ramparts, the sea green and aerated and networked with seething rafts of moonlit foam.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Assume it, and it follows that if all the blood in a man could be aerated with one breath, he might then seal up his nostrils and not fetch another for a considerable time.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick

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  • The loosely packed soil on the Fowl estate was very well aerated and a lot of that air had entered Mulch’s tubes along with the soil and minerals.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Hackney cars, cabs, delivery waggons, mailvans, private broughams, aerated mineral water floats with rattling crates of bottles, rattled, rolled, horsedrawn, rapidly.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • They turned then to the necessary animal life — burrowing creatures to open the soil and aerate it: kit fox, kangaroo mouse, desert hare, sand terrapin . and the predators to keep them in check: desert hawk, dwarf owl, eagle and desert owl; and insects to fill the niches these couldn’t reach: scorpion, centipede, trapdoor spider, the biting wasp and the wormfly . and the desert bat to keep watch on these.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • And pump it up to settling tanks and aeration tanks.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I like to aerate the soil.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • They went down into the basement, where there was a dark room fitted up as a restaurant, and here the students were able to get the same sort of fare as they might have at an aerated bread shop.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage

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  • On his orders his sanitary engineer, William S. MacHarg, built a water-sterilization plant on the fairgrounds that pumped lake water through a succession of large tanks in which the water was aerated and boiled.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • I got a cup of tea at the Aerated Bread Company and came down to Purfleet by the next train.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Manx takes a klondike swig and keenly feels the effect, oh yes, as the Irish aerates a number of crucial passages in his head and chest.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
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