/ ˈaspəˌrāt/ [tr.]
pronounce (a sound) with an exhalation of breath.
pronounce the sound h at the beginning of a word.
2. (usu. be aspirated) Med.
draw (fluid) by suction from a vessel or cavity.
draw fluid in such a way from (a vessel or cavity).
breathe (something) in; inhale:
some drowning victims don't aspirate any water.
[usu. as adj.] (aspirated)
provide (an internal combustion engine) with air:
the superchargers produce twice the power of standard aspirated engines. See also normally aspirated.
an aspirated consonant.
the sound h or a character used to represent this sound.
matter that has been drawn from the body by aspiration:
gastric aspirate |
/ ˈasp(ə)rit/ rare Phonet.
(of a sound) pronounced with an exhalation of breath; aspirated.
•serrate • concentrate • airfreight
•ingrate • filtrate • arbitrate
•exfiltrate • magistrate • orchestrate
•calibrate • celebrate • emigrate
•immigrate • denigrate • penetrate
•defenestrate • administrate • aspirate
•perpetrate • decerebrate • desecrate
•execrate • consecrate • integrate
•nitrate • quadrate • prostrate
•portrait • polyunsaturate
•acculturate • depurate • indurate
•triturate • inaugurate • suppurate
•substrate • adumbrate
•liberate • corroborate • reverberate
•desiderate • moderate
•perforate • invigorate • exaggerate
•refrigerate • decorate
•exhilarate • illustrate • tolerate
•exonerate • remunerate • evaporate
•exasperate • separate
•incarcerate • eviscerate • expectorate
, iterate, obliterate, transliterate
•adulterate • asseverate • sequestrate
•commiserate • birth rate • sensate
•condensate • decussate • compensate
A term in PHONETICS
for the h-sound, as in hope
is a delay in voicing: for example, the release of the voiceless stops /p, t, k/ is often followed by further voicelessness like a brief h-sound, as in tick /thɪk/
. Such stops are not aspirated after an s
-sound, as in stick /stɪk/
. See AITCH