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Meaning of ASPIRATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'aspurut, [v]'aspu`reyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a consonant pronounced with aspiration
  2. [v]  suck in air
  3. [v]  pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
  4. [v]  remove as if by suction; "draw in air"

ASPIRATE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: draw in, suck in
 See Also: articulate, breathe in, consonant, enounce, enunciate, inhale, inspire, pronounce, remove, say, sound out, take, take away, withdraw



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \As"pi*rate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aspirated}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Aspirating}.] [L. aspiratus, p. p. of aspirare to
    breathe toward or upon, to add the breathing h; ad + spirare
    to breathe, blow. Cf. {Aspire}.]
    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. \As"pi*rate\, n.
    1. 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.
    2. A mark of aspiration ([asper]) used in Greek; the asper,
       or rough breathing. --Bentley.
    3. An elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd,
       or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc.
  3. \As"pi*rate\ ([a^]s"p[i^]*r[asl]t), Aspirated
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Fluid withdrawn from a lump, often a cyst, or a nipple.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: breathe, breathe in, coo, draw in, inhale, inspire, maffle, mumble, murmur, mussitate, mutter, sigh, slurp, sniff, sniffle, snuff, snuff in, snuffle, suck, suck in, suckle, susurrate, whisper