Aerate vs Cerate - What's the difference?

aerate | cerate |


As a verb aerate

is to supply oxygen or air.

As a noun cerate is

(medicine|archaic) an unctuous preparation for external application — mainly wax (or resin or spermaceti) mixed with oil, lard, and various medicinal ingredients — of a consistency between ointment and plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

aerate

English

Verb

(en-verb)
  • To supply oxygen or air.
  • Derived terms

    * aeration * aerator

    cerate

    English

    Noun

  • (medicine, archaic) An unctuous preparation for external application — mainly wax (or resin or spermaceti) mixed with oil, lard, and various medicinal ingredients — of a consistency between ointment and plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.
  • (Webster 1913) ----