Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air.
His sparkling sallies bubbled up as from
To supply or impregnate with common air;
To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize.
bread raised by charging dough with carbonic acid gas, instead of generating the gas in the dough by fermentation.
Webster 1828 Edition