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aspirate

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noun as·pi·rate \ˈas-p(ə-)rət\

Simple Definition of aspirate

  • linguistics : the sound of the letter “h”

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aspirate

  1. 1 :  an independent sound \h\ or a character (as the letter h) representing it

  2. 2 :  a consonant having aspiration as its final component <in English the \p\ of pit is an aspirate>

  3. 3 :  material removed by aspiration

Examples of aspirate in a sentence

  1. The word hour is not pronounced with an aspirate.



1617

First Known Use of aspirate

1617

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aspirate

verb as·pi·rate \ˈas-pə-ˌrāt\

Simple Definition of aspirate

  • linguistics : to pronounce (a letter or word) with the sound of a breath or the letter “h”

  • medical : to remove (liquid) from a person's body

  • medical : to breathe (liquid, food, etc.) into your lungs

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of aspirate

aspirated

aspirating

  • transitive verb
    1. transitive verb
    2. 1 :  to pronounce (a vowel or a consonant) with aspiration (sense 1a)

    3. 2 a :  to draw by suction b :  to remove (as blood) by aspiration c :  to take into the lungs by aspiration

    Examples of aspirate in a sentence

    1. The letter h in house is aspirated, but the h in hour is not.

    2. She began coughing when she aspirated some orange juice.



    Origin and Etymology of aspirate

    Latin aspiratus, past participle of aspirare


    First Known Use: circa 1700

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    Rhymes with aspirate

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    Medical Dictionary

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    aspirate

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    transitive verb as·pi·rate \ˈas-pə-ˌrāt\

    Medical Definition of aspirate

    aspirated

    ;

    aspirating

    1. 1:  to draw by suction

    2. 2:  to remove (as blood) by aspiration <the portal vein is exposed and blood is aspirated with a 50-ml. syringe—Biological Abstracts>

    3. 3:  inhale <aspirated material into the respiratory tract—Anesthesia Digest>




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    aspirate

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    noun as·pi·rate \ˈas-p(ə-)ret\

    Medical Definition of aspirate

    1. :  material removed by aspiration




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