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definition of the word aspirate

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From Latin spīritus asper, lit. 'rough breath', from asper 'rough' + spiritus 'breath'.

Singular
aspirate

Plural
aspirates

aspirate (plural aspirates)

  1. (linguistics) The puff of air accompanying the release of a plosive consonant.
  2. (linguistics) A sound produced by such a puff of air.

Infinitive
to aspirate

Third person singular
aspirates

Simple past
aspirated

Past participle
aspirated

Present participle
aspirating

to aspirate (third-person singular simple present aspirates, present participle aspirating, simple past and past participle aspirated)

  1. (transitive, linguistics) To follow a consonant with an audible puff of breath.
  2. (transitive) To remove gas by means of suction.
  3. (intransitive) To inhale; to draw into one's lungs.

aspirate

  1. Second-person plural present tense of aspirare.
  2. Second-person plural imperative of aspirare.
  3. Feminine plural of aspirato.
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