aspirate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • noun and adjective
    • (UK) (US) IPA (key): /ˈæs.pər.ət/ or /ˈæs.pɪ.rət/ or /ˈæs.pə.rɪt/
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  • verb
    • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈæs.pər.eɪt/ or /ˈæs.pɪ.reɪt/
    • (US) IPA (key): /ˈæs.pə.reɪt/ or /ˈæs.pɪ.reɪt/
    • (file)
  • (file)
  • (UK) Hyphenation: as‧pir‧ate
  • (US) Hyphenation: as‧pi‧rate

Noun[change]

Singular
aspirate

Plural
aspirates

  1. (linguistics) An aspirate is the puff of air that accompanies the release of a plosive consonant.
  2. (linguistics) An aspirate is the sound produced by such a puff of air.

Verb[change]

Plain form
aspirate

Third-person singular
aspirates

Past tense
aspirated

Past participle
aspirated

Present participle
aspirating

  1. (transitive) If you aspirate, you remove a liquid or gas by means of suction.
  2. (transitive) If you aspirate, you inhale so as to draw something other than air into one's lungs.
  3. (linguistics) If you aspirate, you produce an audible puff of breath, especially following a consonant.