Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make uneven; roughen.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To make rough or uneven in surface, sound, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To make rough or uneven.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make rough or harsh.
  • adjective rough

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin asperāre, asperāt-, from asper, rough.]

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From Latin asperatus, from asperare ("to make rough"), from asper ("rough").

Examples

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  • JM sometimes rushes through an asperate aspiration but get the vacuum cleaner out to clean up afterwards.

    July 25, 2010