AskDefine | Define aspirate

Dictionary Definition

aspirate n : a consonant pronounced with aspiration

Verb

1 remove as if by suction; "draw in air" [syn: draw in, suck in]
2 pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
3 suck in air

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English

Etymology

From spīritus asper, lit. 'rough breath', from asper 'rough' + spiritus 'breath'.

Pronunciation 1

  • /'æs.p(ə).rɪt/, /"

Extensive Definition

Aspiration may refer to:
In medicine:
Aspiration may also mean:

See also

aspirate in Danish: Aspiration
aspirate in German: Aspiration
aspirate in French: Aspiration
aspirate in Russian: Аспирация
aspirate in Finnish: Aspiraatio
aspirate in Swedish: Aspiration

means

A dream for something (Hope)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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