Definitions for aspirateˈæs pəˌreɪt; -pər ɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
as•pi•rateˈæs pəˌreɪt; -pər ɪt(v.; n., adj.; n.; adj.)-rat•ed, -rat•ing
(v.t.)to articulate (a speech sound, esp. a stop) so as to produce an audible puff of breath, as in the first t of to articulate (the beginning of a word or syllable) with an h-sound.
to remove (a fluid) from a body cavity by aspiration. to inhale (fluid or a foreign body).
to draw or remove by suction.
(n.)a speech sound produced with an audible puff of breath, as initial stop consonants in English or initial h-sounds.
the substance or contents inhaled in aspiration.
(adj.)(of a speech sound) pronounced with or accompanied by aspiration; aspirated.
Origin of aspirate:
1660–70; < L aspīrātus, ptp. of aspīrāre. See aspire
a consonant pronounced with aspiration
aspirate, draw out, suck out(verb)
remove as if by suction
"aspirate the wound"
pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
suck in (air)
The puff of air accompanying the release of a plosive consonant.
A sound produced by such a puff of air.
To remove a liquid or gas by means of suction.
To inhale so as to draw something other than air into one's lungs.
To produce an audible puff of breath. especially following a consonant.
Origin: From aspiratus, perfect passive participle of aspiro.
to pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h sound; as, we aspirate the words horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant
a sound consisting of, or characterized by, a breath like the sound of h; the breathing h or a character representing such a sound; an aspirated sound
a mark of aspiration (/) used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing
an elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc
alt. of Aspirated
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