Asphyxia to Assay

(||As*phyx"i*a As*phyx"y) n. [NL. asphyxia, fr. Gr. 'a priv. + to throb, beat.] (Med.) Apparent death, or suspended animation; the condition which results from interruption of respiration, as in suffocation or drowning, or the inhalation of irrespirable gases.

(As*phyx"i*al) a. Of or relating to asphyxia; as, asphyxial phenomena.

(As*phyx"i*ate) v. t. To bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate. [Used commonly in the past pple.]

(As*phyx"i*a`ted As*phyx"ied) p. p. In a state of asphyxia; suffocated.

(As*phyx`i*a"tion) n. The act of causing asphyxia; a state of asphyxia.

(As"pic) n. [F. See Asp.]

1. The venomous asp. [Chiefly poetic] Shak. Tennyson.

2. A piece of ordnance carrying a 12 pound shot. [Obs.]

(As"pic), n. [F., a corrupt. of spic L. spica (spicum, spicus), ear, spike. See Spike.] A European species of lavender which produces a volatile oil. See Spike.

(As"pic), n. [F., prob. fr. aspic an asp.] A savory meat jelly containing portions of fowl, game, fish, hard boiled eggs, etc. Thackeray.

(||As`pi*do*bran"chi*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. shield + gills.] (Zoöl.) A group of Gastropoda, with limpetlike shells, including the abalone shells and keyhole limpets.

(As*pir"ant) a. [Cf. F. aspirant, p. pr. of aspirer. See Aspire.] Aspiring.

(As*pir"ant), n. [Cf. F. aspirant.] One who aspires; one who eagerly seeks some high position or object of attainment.

In consequence of the resignations . . . the way to greatness was left clear to a new set of aspirants.

(As"pi*rate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aspirated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Aspirating ] [L. aspiratus, p. p. of aspirare to breathe toward or upon, to add the breathing h; ad + spirare to breathe, blow. Cf. Aspire.] To pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h sound; as, we aspirate the words horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant.

(As"pi*rate) n.

1. A sound consisting of, or characterized by, a breath like the sound of h; the breathing h or a character representing such a sound; an aspirated sound.

2. A mark of aspiration (&asper) used in Greek; the asper, or rough breathing. Bentley.

3. An elementary sound produced by the breath alone; a surd, or nonvocal consonant; as, f, th in thin, etc.

(As"pi*rate) Aspirated
(As"pi*ra"ted) a. [L. aspiratus, p. p.] Pronounced with the h sound or with audible breath.

But yet they are not aspirate, i. e., with such an aspiration as h.

(As`pi*ra"tion) n. [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.]

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