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aspirate

noun [C] uk   /ˈæs.pɪ.rət/  us   /-pɚ.ət/ specialized
the sound represented in English by the letter "h", in words such as "house"

aspirate

verb uk   us   /ˈæs.pɪ.reɪt/
[T] to breathe out air when pronouncing a plosive consonant sound [I or T] US specialized biology to breathe in, or to breathe a substance into your lungs by accident
Translations of “aspirate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 字母h音,送氣音…
in Chinese (Simplified) 字母h音,送气音…
(Definition of aspirate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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