The process by which a volume filled with a liquid becomes permeated with air or another gas; aeration is often accomplished by spraying the liquid into the air, bubbling air through a liquid or agitating the liquid to promote surface absorption of air.
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167
(Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990))
on page 2172
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