1 To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air. His sparkling sallies bubbled up as from aÃ«rated natural fountains. Carlyle.
2 To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to aÃ«rate soil; to aÃ«rate water.
To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize. AÃ«rated bread, bread raised by charging dough with carbonic acid gas, instead of generating the gas in the dough by fermentation.