Definition of aspirate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    aspirate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈæspəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæspəreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they aspirate
    BrE BrE//ˈæspəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæspəreɪt//
     
    he / she / it aspirates
    BrE BrE//ˈæspəreɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæspəreɪts//
     
    past simple aspirated
    BrE BrE//ˈæspəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæspəreɪtɪd//
     
    past participle aspirated
    BrE BrE//ˈæspəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæspəreɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form aspirating
    BrE BrE//ˈæspəreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæspəreɪtɪŋ//
     
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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 related entries: Phonetics
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as an adjective): from Latin aspiratus ‘breathed’, past participle of aspirare, from ad- ‘to’ + spirare ‘breathe’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aspirate

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