Definitions for: Aspirate

[n] a consonant pronounced with aspiration
[v] suck in air
[v] pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
[v] remove as if by suction; "draw in air"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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.

As"pi*rate ([a^]s"p[i^]*r[asl]t), Aspirated

Synonyms: draw in, suck in

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

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