Examples of aerate in a Sentence
You should aerate the soil before planting the seeds.
Recent Examples of aerate from the Web
Even once the trucks were inside the fenced-off area, the vehicles could move only in specific zones to avoid compacting soil that needed to be properly aerated and maintained for gardens soon to be planted.
Essentially, each grain has to be turned by hand, to aerate it during the germination process.
The stuff requires energy to produce; huge machines are required to shred the material and keep it aerated.
In the slow second movement, tiny touches of rubato aerated the songlike solo lines.
This action aerates the batter or dough, which helps lighten the final baked good during baking.
Garden soils used in containers will generally be slow to drain and poorly aerated, causing plants to perform poorly.
On Disc 7, the Gnostic Trio (harp, guitar, vibraphone) elevates and aerates Mr. Zorn’s cyclical compositions.
In some of Riopelle’s canvases from the late 1950s, his mosaic-like structure becomes more relaxed and flickers of white paint aerate the dense fabric of pigment, perhaps an equivalent of Mitchell’s untouched canvas zones.
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Did You Know?
Faucet aerators and aerating showerheads can be easily installed by homeowners to cut water (and especially hot water) use by as much as 50%. A lawn aerator removes little plugs of soil in order to let air deep into the soil, greatly improving the quality of soil that may have gotten too compacted. And a pond aerator, such as a fountain, is a necessity for an ornamental pond with no stream feeding it, since oxygen in the water is necessary to prevent the growth of algae and allow fish to live.
AERATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aerate for English Language Learners
: to put air or a gas into (something, such as soil or a liquid)
AERATE Defined for Kids
Definition of aerate for Students
- aerate the soil
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