aerated concrete

noun

Definition of aerated concrete

: concrete formed from cement that has been mixed with other materials (such as an expansion agent) and treated in such a way as to substantially reduce its density without similarly reducing its strength One U.S. supplier of aerated concrete panels and blocks is Hebel Southeast in Atlanta, a licensee of Hebel International in Olching, Germany, which developed the process for producing concrete shapes that weigh only a fifth as much as those made from conventional reinforced concrete.— Stuart F. Brown, Forbes, 8 Sept. 1997

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First Known Use of aerated concrete

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Aerated concrete.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aerated%20concrete. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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