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aspirate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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aspirateas‧pi‧rate1 /ˈæspəreɪt/ verb [transitive] technical  SLto make the sound of an ‘h’ when speaking, or to blow out air when pronouncing some consonants
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aspirateAn attempt was made where possible to aspirate gastric juice using a Teflon catheter passed down the suction biopsy channel.To aspirate the nasogastric tubes hourly.
Related topics: Linguistics
aspirateas‧pi‧rate2 /ˈæspərət/ noun [countable] technical  SLthe sound of the letter ‘h’, or the letter itself
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aspirateHer recently acquired aspirates gave way completely under the stress of emotion.Five out of 10 patients had a positive result on provocation with their duodenal aspirate, developing epigastric pain.Acid output was calculated by multiplying the hydrogen ion concentration by the volume of the gastric aspirate.Characteristics and quantity of vomit, gastric aspirate, and stools were recorded.In cases of doubt a bone marrow aspirate, which is the best guide to body iron stores, should be examined.A bone marrow aspirate showed 64% blast cells.Refluxed gastric alkali was determined by appearance of gastric marker in oesophageal aspirates.
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Verb table
aspirate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyaspirate
he, she, itaspirates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyaspirated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave aspirated
he, she, ithas aspirated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad aspirated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill aspirate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have aspirated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam aspirating
he, she, itis aspirating
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you, we, theyare aspirating
Past
I, he, she, itwas aspirating
you, we, theywere aspirating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been aspirating
he, she, ithas been aspirating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been aspirating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be aspirating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been aspirating
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