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tr.v. as·pi·rat·ed, as·pi·rat·ing, as·pi·rates
a. To pronounce (a vowel or word) with the initial release of breath associated with English h, as in hurry.
b. To follow (a consonant, especially a stop consonant) with a puff of breath that is clearly audible before the next sound begins, as in English pit or kit.
2. To draw (liquid or a foreign object, for example) into the respiratory tract when taking a breath.
a. To remove (a liquid or gas) from the body by aspiration.
b. To suction (a body part or growth, for example) for the removal of a liquid or gas.
a. The speech sound represented by English h.
b. The puff of air accompanying the release of a stop consonant.
c. A speech sound followed by a puff of breath.
2. Medicine Matter removed by aspiration.
[Latin aspīrāre, aspīrāt-, to breathe on : ad-, ad- + spīrāre, to breathe.]
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1. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. to articulate (a stop) with some force, so that breath escapes with audible friction as the stop is released
b. to pronounce (a word or syllable) with an initial h
2. (Medicine) to draw in or remove by inhalation or suction, esp to suck (air or fluid) from a body cavity or to inhale (fluid) into the lungs after vomiting
3. (Automotive Engineering) to supply air to (an internal-combustion engine)
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics
a. a stop pronounced with an audible release of breath
b. the glottal fricative represented in English and several other languages as h
(Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics (of a stop) pronounced with a forceful and audible expulsion of breath
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as•pi•rate(v. ˈæs pəˌreɪt; n., adj., -pər ɪt)
v. -rat•ed, -rat•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
a. to articulate (a speech sound, esp. a stop) so as to produce an audible puff of breath, as in the first t of total.
b. to articulate (the beginning of a word or syllable) with an h-sound.
a. to remove (a fluid) from a body cavity by aspiration.
b. to inhale (fluid or a foreign body).
3. to draw or remove by suction.n.
4. a speech sound produced with an audible puff of breath, as initial stop consonants in English or initial h-sounds.
5. the substance or contents inhaled in aspiration.adj.
6. (of a speech sound) pronounced with or accompanied by aspiration; aspirated.
[1660–70; < Latin aspīrātus, past participle of aspīrāre. See aspire]
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To remove a liquid or gas from a body cavity by suction. aspirate the lungs.
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Past participle: aspirated
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|Noun||1.||aspirate - a consonant pronounced with aspiration|
consonant - a speech sound that is not a vowel
|Verb||1.||aspirate - remove as if by suction; "aspirate the wound"|
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
|2.||aspirate - pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds|
|3.||aspirate - suck in (air)|
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A. [ˈæspərɪt] ADJ → aspirado
B. [ˈæspərɪt] N → aspirada f
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aspiratevt (to inhale) aspirar; (to remove fluid with a syringe) aspirar, sacar líquido con una jeringa
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