aspirate :

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a spuh rayt

  • n  a consonant pronounced with aspiration
  • v  remove as if by suction
    aspirate the wound
  • v  pronounce with aspiration; of stop sounds
  • v  suck in (air)

  • H may be N for those who speak Russian, although long E in Greek; And cockneys, like the French, agree That H is neither N nor E Nor Hate's harsh aspirate, but meek And mute .
  • And then they always mention the aspirate-bomb.
  • Never by any misadventure would he drop an aspirate.

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