[ as-puh-reyt ]
/ ˈæs pəˌreɪt /
verb (used with object), as·per·at·ed, as·per·at·ing.
to make rough, harsh, or uneven: a voice asperated by violent emotion.
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Words nearby asperate
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But in the ordinary life there in my time there was little to "asperate" the douceur.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for asperate
/ (ˈæspəˌreɪt) /
(of plant parts) having a rough surface due to a covering of short stiff hairs
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