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Definition of aspirate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    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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