Definition of aspirate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    aspirate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈæspəˌreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they aspirate
     
    he / she / it aspirates
     
    past simple aspirated
     
    -ing form aspirating
     
     
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  1. 1aspirate something (medical) to remove liquid from a person's body with a machine Samples were aspirated from the stomach.
  2. 2aspirate something (phonetics) to pronounce something with an/h/ sound or with a breath
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: aspirate

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