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noun (rfc-level, Noun at L4+ not in L3 Ety section)
  1. (linguistics) The puff of air accompany, accompanying the release of a plosive consonant.
  2. (linguistics) A sound produced by such a puff of air.
verb (aspirat, es)
  1. (context, transitive, linguistics) To follow a consonant with an audible puff of breath.
  2. (transitive) To remove gas by means of suction.
  3. (intransitive) To inhale; to draw into one's lungs.
Etymology: From spiritus asper, spÄritus asper, lit. 'rough breath', from asper 'rough' + spiritus 'breath'.


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