As"pi*rate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aspirated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Aspirating (#).] [L. aspiratus, p. p. of aspirare to breathe toward or upon, to add the breathing h; ad + spirare to breathe, blow. Cf. Aspire.]

To pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h sound; as, we aspirate the words horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant.


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As"pi*rate (#), n.


A sound consisting of, or characterized by, a breath like the sound of h; the breathing h or a character representing such a sound; an aspirated sound.

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A mark of aspiration (#) used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing.



An elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc.


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As"pi*rate (#), As"pi*ra"ted (#), a. [L. aspiratus, p. p.]

Pronounced with the h sound or with audible breath.

But yet they are not aspirate, i. e., with such an aspiration as h. Holder.


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