aer·​a·​tor | \ ˈer-ˌā-tər How to pronounce aerator (audio) \

Definition of aerator

: one that aerates especially : an apparatus for aerating something (such as sewage)

Examples of aerator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The station said the student was preparing to repair an aerator when he was electrocuted. Howard Koplowitz |, al, 26 May 2022 The utility is also asking its customers to utilize rebates and programs such as its $3-per-square-foot turf replacement, high-efficiency shower head and faucet aerator giveaways. Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 The VonHaus corded electric dethatcher comes with aerator drums to lift organic material and perforate soil. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 28 Apr. 2022 If your mother-in-law loves nothing more than a great glass of wine, gift her this aerator set that enhances the wine's flavor, gives it a smoother finish, and filters out sediment and cork. Martha Sorren, Woman's Day, 29 Apr. 2022 Ambrose developed a wine aerator specially designed for use with boxed wines, one glass at a time. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Dec. 2021 Engineers also installed a large fountain aerator, which circulates the water and keeps it flowing. Elena Bruess, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Nov. 2021 From a travel aerator to a splurge-worthy spirits serving set, here are the 10 best barware gifts for this holiday season. Stephanie Cain, Fortune, 13 Nov. 2021 Includes the device in black, teal, grey or coral; an aerator, two proprietary stoppers, two argon gas capsules. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of aerator

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerator

aerate + -or entry 1

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The first known use of aerator was in 1844

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7 Jun 2022

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“Aerator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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aer·​a·​tor | \ ˈa(-ə)r-ˌāt-ər, ˈe(-ə)r- How to pronounce aerator (audio) \

Medical Definition of aerator

: one that aerates especially : an apparatus for aerating something (as sewage)


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