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aspirate


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspirate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspirate  \As"pi*rate\  ([a^]s"p[i^]*r[asl]t),  Aspirated 
  \As"pi*ra"ted\  (-r[=a]"t[e^]d),  a.  [L.  aspiratus  p.  p.] 
  Pronounced  with  the  h  sound  or  with  audible  breath. 
 
  But  yet  they  are  not  aspirate,  i.  e.,  with  such  an 
  aspiration  as  h.  --Holder. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aspirate  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aspirate 
  n  :  a  consonant  pronounced  with  aspiration 
  v  1:  remove  body  fluids  such  as  blood  [syn:  {draw  in},  {suck  in}] 
  2:  pronounce  with  aspiration;  of  stop  sounds 
  3:  suck  in  air 




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