Pronunciation: /ˈaspəˌrāt /[with object]
- 1 (often as adjective aspirated) Phonetics Pronounce (a sound) with an exhalation of breath: the aspirated allophone of p occurs in “pie.”More example sentences
- If there is a substantial lag between the release of the closure of a stop or the end of the frication of an affricate, and the onset of voicing in the vowel, it is said to be aspirated.
- Mandarin Chinese has just two series of stops and affricates, one aspirated, the other unaspirated.
- ‘I've said it once and I'll say it again,’ one of them aspirates huffily.
- 2 Medicine Draw (fluid) by suction from a vessel or cavity.More example sentences
- Fresh blood was aspirated from the nasogastric tube.
- Fluid is easily aspirated when the needle is properly positioned.
- The fluid was aspirated by immediate gentle hand suction applied to the instilling syringe after each instillation.
- 2.1Breathe (something) in; inhale: some drowning victims don’t aspirate any waterMore example sentences
- Many foods can be dangerous for small children since they can aspirate the items, which will result in blockage of the breathing passages.
- By this time he had started to cough and was aspirating fluids.
- Blood should be cultured from all patients who have aspirated water.
- 3 (usually as adjective aspirated) Provide (an internal combustion engine) with air: the superchargers produce twice the power of standard aspirated engines See also normally aspirated.More example sentences
- The use of a homogenous intake charge lessens the chance of detonation, making it possible to run higher compression ratios on both naturally aspirated and turbocharged engines.
- The new generation produces about the same horsepower, naturally aspirated, as the old turbocharged engine.
- Versions of the engine will be both naturally aspirated and turbocharged and applications will include front-, rear- and all-wheel-drive, as well as hybrid vehicles.
Pronunciation: /ˈasp(ə)rit /Back to top
- 1 Phonetics An aspirated consonant.More example sentences
- They can't seem to handle hard aspirates at all, and sibilants are difficult for them.
- In fact, air flow continues at a very high rate for a very long time in these sounds relative to aspirates.
- 1.1The sound h or a character used to represent this sound.More example sentences
- He was a ‘sobber,’ and many of his phrases are broken or studded with unnecessary (but very emotional!) aspirates.
- 2 Medicine Matter that has been drawn from the body by aspiration: gastric aspirate esophageal aspiratesMore example sentences
- Bronchial aspirate were obtained by aseptic technique using a sterile suction catheter each time.
- Iron staining of the bone marrow aspirate revealed increased storage iron.
- To confirm a suspected second relapse, a bone marrow aspirate and core biopsy were performed.
Pronunciation: /ˈasp(ə)rit /Phonetics , • rare Back to top
- (Of a sound) pronounced with an exhalation of breath; aspirated.More example sentences
- For instance, aspirated consonants are written with a small superscript h after the symbol for the corresponding unaspirated consonant.
- Alongside the general schema for a syllable-onset consonant, however, there exist more specific schemas concerning individual sounds (such as p), classes of sounds (the aspirated stops), and so on.
- So let's practice distinguishing ejective from aspirated stops, okay class?
mid 16th century (as an adjective): from Latin aspiratus 'breathed', past participle of aspirare (see aspire).
More definitions of aspirateDefinition of aspirate in:
- The British & World English dictionary