in·​spi·​ra·​tor ˈin(t)-spə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce inspirator (audio)
: one that inspires
teachers who are inspirators of the young

Word History

First Known Use

1624, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inspirator was in 1624

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Cite this Entry

“Inspirator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


in·​spi·​ra·​tor ˈin(t)s-pə-ˌrāt-ər, -(ˌ)pir-ˌāt- How to pronounce inspirator (audio)
: a device (as an injector or respirator) by which something (as gas or vapor) is drawn in
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