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English definition of “aspirate”

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"Phonology and phonetics

aspirate

verb uk   /ˈæs.pɪ.reɪt/ us  
[T] to breathe out air when pronouncing a plosive consonant soundPhonology and phonetics [I or T] US specialized biology to breathe in, or to breathe a substance into your lungs by accidentBreathing and stopping breathing
(Definition of aspirate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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