Variant of aspiration
- strong desire or ambition, as for advancement, honor, etc.
- the thing so desired
- a breathing in, as of dust into the lungs
- Med. removal of fluid or gas by suction, as from a body cavity
- the act of pronouncing with an aspirate
- aspirate ( & )
Origin: L aspiratio, a blowing or breathing < pp. of aspirare, aspire
- aspirational adjective
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