to articulate (a speech sound, especially a stop) so as to produce an audible puff of breath, as with the first t of total, the second t being unaspirated.
to articulate (the beginning of a word or syllable) with an h -sound, as in which, pronounced (hwich), or hitch as opposed to witch or itch.
to remove (a fluid) from a body cavity by use of an or suction syringe.
to inhale (fluid or a foreign body) into the bronchi and lungs, often after vomiting.
to draw or remove by suction.
Phonetics. a speech sound having as an obvious concomitant an audible puff of breath, as initial stop consonants or initial h -sounds.
Medicine/Medical. the substance or contents that have been aspirated.
Phonetics. (of a speech sound) pronounced with or accompanied by ; aspirated.
Bottle propping and speed-feeding gruel causes them to choke and aspirate their food—sometimes causing pneumonia and death.
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Some operate like bellows, creating an accordion-like sound as they aspirate.
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Take another similarly prepared pipette and aspirate into it equal volumes of washed cells, bacterial emulsion and pooled serum.
The Elements of Bacteriological Technique John William Henry Eyre
The aspirate is rarely misplaced, unless by a recent immigrant.
The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886 Various
Sometimes the aspirate is transferred from the Adj. to the Conjunct.
Elements of Gaelic Grammar Alexander Stewart
Second, the aspirate (h as in have), which is generally condemned.
The Psychology of Singing David C. Taylor
“I shall be happy for one,” said Mrs. Clerihew, laying stress on the aspirate.
Brother Copas Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
“Monsieur Reetchie, you are my friend, my intimate” (he put an aspirate on the word).
The Crossing Winston Churchill
I am not familiar enough with the early grammarians to know when the terms lene and aspirate were first used.
The English Language Robert Gordon Latham
The aspirate, however, was too frequently omitted or misplaced.
Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
verb (transitive) (ˈæspɪˌreɪt)
to articulate (a stop) with some force, so that breath escapes with audible friction as the stop is released
to pronounce (a word or syllable) with an initial h
to draw in or remove by inhalation or suction, esp to suck (air or fluid) from a body cavity or to inhale (fluid) into the lungs after vomiting
to supply air to (an internal-combustion engine)
a stop pronounced with an audible release of breath
the glottal fricative represented in English and several other languages as h
(phonetics) (of a stop) pronounced with a forceful and audible expulsion of breath
1725, “sound of the letter ‘H’,” especially at the beginning of a word, from Latin aspiratio “a breathing, exhalation, the pronunciation of the letter H” (see aspire).
“to pronounce with audible breath,” 1700; perhaps a back-formation from aspiration (n.2), or from French aspirer (1520s), or directly from Latin aspiratus, past participle of aspirare (see aspire). Related: Aspirated; aspirating.
aspirate as·pi·rate (ās’pə-rāt’)
v. as·pi·rat·ed, as·pi·rat·ing, as·pi·rates
To take in or remove by aspiration. n. (-pər-ĭt)
A substance removed by aspiration.
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the rite of sprinkling the altar, clergy, and people with holy water before High Mass. Historical Examples With a slow movement, he raised three times the Asperges brush, and he purified him with a gentle rain. The Dream Emile Zola Asperges me hyssopo et mundabor, lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor. Olive in Italy Moray […]
a brush or instrument for sprinkling holy water; aspersorium. Historical Examples The brush used for sprinkling is an aspergill (aspergillum), or aspersoir, and the vessel for this water an aspersorium. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various On this table were a silver crucifix, a vase filled with holy water, and an aspergillum. […]