Aspirate

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 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. [1913 Webster] But yet they are not aspirate, i. e., with such an aspiration as h. Holder.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 aspirate — [as′pə rāt΄; ] for n. & adj. [, as′pər it] vt. aspirated, aspirating [< L aspiratus, pp. of aspirare: see ASPIRE] 1. to begin (a word) or precede (a sonorous speech sound) with a puff of breath resulting in the sound (h) 2. to follow (a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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. [1913 Webster] 2. A mark of aspiration ([asper]) used in Greek; the asper,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 aspirate — ► VERB 1) Phonetics pronounce with an exhalation of breath or with the sound of h. 2) Medicine draw (fluid) by suction from a vessel or cavity. 3) technical inhale. ► NOUN Phonetics ▪ an aspirated consonant or sound of h. ORIGIN Latin aspirare,… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 aspirate — I UK [ˈæspɪreɪt] / US [ˈæspɪˌreɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms aspirate : present tense I/you/we/they aspirate he/she/it aspirates present participle aspirating past tense aspirated past participle aspirated 1) linguistics to breathe out air… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 aspirate — 1. noun /ˈæs.pəɹ.ət,ˈæs.pɪ.ɹət,ˈæs.pə.ɹɪt,ˈæs.pəɹ.eɪt,ˈæs.pɪ.ɹeɪt,ˈæs.pə.ɹeɪt,ˈæs.pɪ.ɹeɪt/ a) The puff of air accompanying the release of a plosive consonant. We now come to the so called aspirate [h], which must be also classified as a fricative …

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  • 8 Aspirate — To suck in. A patient may aspirate for example by accidentally drawing material from the stomach into the lungs. A doctor can aspirate a joint. * * * 1. (as′pi rat′)To remove by aspiration. 2. (as′pi rat′)To inhale into the airways foreign… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 aspirate — {{11}}aspirate (n.) 1725, sound of the letter H , especially at the beginning of a word, from L. aspiratio a breathing, exhalation, the pronunciation of the letter H (see ASPIRE (Cf. aspire)). {{12}}aspirate (v.) to pronounce with audible breath …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 aspirate — I. noun Date: 1617 1. an independent sound h or a character (as the letter h) representing it 2. a consonant having aspiration as its final component < in English the p of pit is an aspirate > 3. material removed by aspiration II. transitive verb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 aspirate — as|pi|rate1 [ˈæspıreıt] v [T] technical to make the sound of an H when speaking, or to blow out air when pronouncing some ↑consonants aspirate 2 as|pi|rate2 [ˈæspırıt] n technical the sound of the letter H , or the letter itself …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 aspirate — as|pi|rate1 [ æspı,reıt ] verb transitive 1. ) LINGUISTICS to breathe out air while pronouncing a sound, for example the h in hat 2. ) MEDICAL to remove liquid from inside someone s body aspirate as|pi|rate 2 [ æspırət ] noun count LINGUISTICS a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 aspirate — I. a. 1. Aspirated, toneless, unintonated, atonic, surd, pronounced with a simple breathing, not vocal, without vocality, without tone. 2. Pronounced with the rough breathing. II. n. (Gram.) Rough breathing. III. v. a. Pronounce with an aspirate… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 aspirate — См. aspirata …

    Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • 15 aspirate — v. /as peuh rayt /; n., adj., /as peuhr it/, v., aspirated, aspirating, n., adj. v.t. 1. Phonet. a. to articulate (a speech sound, esp. a stop) so as to produce an audible puff of breath, as with the first t of total, the second t being… …

    Universalium

  • 16 aspirate — Synonyms and related words: 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 …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 aspirate — as·pi·rate || æspÉ™rÉ™t n. pronunciation of the letter h at the beginning of a word (Phonetics) v. pronounce the h sound by breathing out (Phonetics); remove air or fluid (Medicine) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 aspirate — parasite …

    Anagrams dictionary

  • 19 aspirate — verb aspəreɪt 1》 Phonetics pronounce (a sound) with an exhalation of breath.     ↘pronounce the sound of h at the beginning of a word. 2》 Medicine breathe (something) in.     ↘Medicine draw (fluid) by suction from a bodily vessel or cavity. 3》… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 aspirate — 1 verb (T) technical to make the sound of an H when speaking, or to blow out air when pronouncing some consonants 2 noun (C) technical the sound of the letter H , or the letter itself …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English