What does Aspirate mean?

Aspirate meaning in General Dictionary

Pronounced with the h noise or with audible air

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  • A sound consisting of or characterized by a breath like the noise of h the respiration h or a character representing such a sound an aspirated noise
  • To pronounce with a breathing an aspirate or an h noise even as we aspirate the text horse and household to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant
  • remove by suction
  • pronounce with aspiration; of end sounds
  • a consonant pronounced with aspiration
  • inhale (air, liquid, etc.)
  • To pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h sound; because, we aspirate what horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a fluid consonant.
  • A sound composed of, or described as, a breath like the noise of h; the respiration h or a character representing such a noise; an aspirated noise.
  • a mark of aspiration (/) used in Greek; the asper, or harsh breathing.
  • An elementary noise from the air alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc.
  • Alt. of Aspirated

Aspirate meaning in Medical Dictionary

to-draw in by suction. A patient may aspirate including by unintentionally attracting material through the belly to the lungs. A physician can aspirate a joint.


Aspirate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1725, "sound for the page 'H'," specially at the start of a word, from Latin aspiratio "a breathing, exhalation; the pronunciation associated with the page H" (see aspire).

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  • "to pronounce with audible breathing," 1700; perhaps a back-formation from aspiration (n.2), or from French aspirer or right from Latin aspiratus, past participle of aspirare (see aspire). Associated: Aspirated; aspirating.

Aspirate meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

a) inhaling b) getting out fluid or gasoline by the act of sucking.


Aspirate meaning in General Dictionary

(v. t.) To pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h noise; since, we aspirate the words horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant.

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  • (n.) An audio composed of, or described as, a breath such as the sound of h; the respiration h or a character representing these types of a sound; an aspirated noise.
  • (n.) A mark of aspiration (/) found in Greek; the asper, or harsh respiration.
  • (n.) An elementary noise from the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; since, f, th in thin, etc.
  • (a.) Alt. of Aspirated

Sentence Examples with the word Aspirate

When an audible emission of breath attends its production the aspirate bh is formed.

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