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aspiratenoun [C]

uk   /ˈæs.pɪ.rət/  us   /-pɚ.ət/ specialized
the ​soundrepresented in ​English by the ​letter "h", in words such as "​house"

aspirateverb

uk   us   /ˈæs.pɪ.reɪt/
[T] to ​breathe out ​air when ​pronouncing a plosiveconsonantsound [I or T] US specialized biology to ​breathe in, or to ​breathe a ​substance into ​yourlungs by ​accident
(Definition of aspirate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “aspirate”
in Chinese (Simplified) 字母h音,送气音…
in Chinese (Traditional) 字母h音,送氣音…
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