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aspirating


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  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. 




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