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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The sound of the letter 'H', or the letter itself.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a noun, listen here, it means: The sound of the letter 'H', or the letter itself. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To draw by suction.

Usage examples (32)
  • A last change is the loss of aspirate, which may have begun as soon as the late 1st century BC in Egyptian Greek.
  • aspirate the wound
  • This effect is produced by the frequent repetition of a guttural aspirate which is like the sound of the
  • I was hoping to see him aspirate on his own spittle. for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''Aspirate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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