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aspirate

as·pi·rate

aspirate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: ae sp reIt
inflections: aspirated, aspirates, aspirating
definition 1: in phonetics, to pronounce (a speech sound) with an audible release or rush of air, as the "h" in "helium" or the "p" in "pickle".
definition 2: to remove or draw out by suction, as with an aspirator.
definition 3: to inhale (fluid) into the respiratory tract.
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: aes pr t
definition: in phonetics, a speech sound pronounced with an audible release or rush of air, such as the initial "h," "t," "p," or "k" sounds in English.
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: aes pr t
definition: of a speech sound, pronounced with or followed by a puff of breath; aspirated.
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