- simple past tense and past participle of
- Supplied or infused with air or oxygen.
- (Britain, informal) Annoyed or agitated.
- 1999, Ruth Rendell, Harm done, Hutchinson, page 342:
- Linda Meeks put her head round the door. ‘I heard you shouting, Carly. You all right?’ ‘Of course I’m all right. I just got a bit aerated.’
- 2011, Allie Spencer, Summer Loving, page 9:
- I was risk averse at the best of times and due to Malcolm's infamous temper – and we are talking about the man who got so aerated over some missing sales figures that he actually passed out – I had taken it as my mission at work to eliminate risk completely.
- 2015, Marguerite Kaye, The Soldier's Dark Secret, page 48:
- Stupid thing for me to get so aerated about.