- The definition of an aspirator is a tool that uses suction to remove or collect something, particularly in medicine for removal of fluids.
An example of an aspirator is the tool that is used to remove fluid from a newborn's nose.
aspirator definition by Webster's New World
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any apparatus for moving air, fluids, etc. by suction; specif., an apparatus using suction to remove a fluid or gas from a body cavity
Origin: see aspirate
aspirator definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- A device for removing liquids or gases by suction, especially an instrument that uses suction to remove substances, such as mucus or serum, from a body cavity.
- A suction pump used to create a partial vacuum.
aspirator - Medical Definition
An apparatus for removing fluid from a body cavity, consisting usually of a hollow needle and a cannula, connected by tubing to a container in which a vacuum is created by a syringe or a suction pump.