transitive verb
in·​spi·​rate | \ ˈinzpəˌrāt sometimes -(ˌ)piˌ- or -pēˌ- or chiefly British -ˌpīˌ-; ˈin(t)(ˌ)sp-\

Definition of inspirate

1 archaic : inspire
2 phonetics : to articulate during inhalation

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History and Etymology for inspirate

Latin inspiratus, past participle of inspirare to inspire, breathe into

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to gather or build up little by little

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