What does aspirate mean?

Definitions for aspirateˈæs pəˌreɪt; -pər ɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word aspirate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. aspirate(verb)

    a consonant pronounced with aspiration

  2. aspirate, draw out, suck out(verb)

    remove as if by suction

    "aspirate the wound"

  3. aspirate(verb)

    pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds

  4. aspirate(verb)

    suck in (air)


  1. aspirate(Noun)

    The puff of air accompanying the release of a plosive consonant.

  2. aspirate(Noun)

    A sound produced by such a puff of air.

  3. aspirate(Verb)

    To remove a liquid or gas by means of suction.

  4. aspirate(Verb)

    To inhale so as to draw something other than air into one's lungs.

  5. aspirate(Verb)

    To produce an audible puff of breath. especially following a consonant.

  6. aspirate(Adjective)


  7. Origin: From aspiratus, perfect passive participle of aspiro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aspirate(verb)

    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

  2. Aspirate(noun)

    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

  3. Aspirate(noun)

    a mark of aspiration (/) used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing

  4. Aspirate(noun)

    an elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc

  5. Aspirate(adj)

    alt. of Aspirated

  6. Origin: [L. aspiratus, p. p. of aspirare to breathe toward or upon, to add the breathing h; ad + spirare to breathe, blow. Cf. Aspire.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Aspirate

    as′pir-āt, v.t. to pronounce with a full breathing, as the letter h in house.—n. a mark of aspiration, the rough breathing in Greek (‛): an aspirated letter.—p.adj. As′perated, made harsh.—ns. Aspirā′tion, pronunciation of a letter with a full breathing: an aspirated sound (like Gr. ch, th, &c.): drawing air in; Aspirā′tor, an apparatus for drawing air or other gases through bottles or other vessels: (med.) an instrument for removing fluids from the cavities of the body.—adj. Aspīr′atory, relating to breathing.—To drop one's aspirates, not to pronounce h, a mark of imperfect education or humble social standing. [See Aspire.]

Anagrams for aspirate »

  1. parasite, pastiera


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspirate in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aspirate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Images & Illustrations of aspirate

  1. aspirateaspirateaspirate

Translations for aspirate

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • মহাপ্রাণ বর্ণBengali
  • vdechnoutCzech
  • Behauchung, AspirationGerman
  • inhalar, sacar con la bomba, aspirar, aspirada, chupar, aspiraciónSpanish
  • aspiroida, imaista, vetää henkeen, henkäisy, aspiraatio, henkäistä, aspiraatta, imeäFinnish
  • pomper, aspirer, inhaler, aspiration, inspirerFrench
  • análaighIrish
  • aspirare, pompareItalian
  • 有気音, 帯気音Japanese
  • aspiratieDutch
  • aspirereNorwegian
  • придыха́ние, [[придыха́тельный]] [[согла́сный]], аспирировать, произносить с придыханием, аспира́ция, [[придыха́тельный]] [[звук]], отсасывать, придыхательныйRussian

Get even more translations for aspirate »


Find a translation for the aspirate definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these aspirate definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"aspirate." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 18 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/aspirate>.

Are we missing a good definition for aspirate? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for aspirate:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.