Definition of aspiration
1a : a strong desire to achieve something high or great an aspiration to become famous —usually plural a young man with political/literary aspirationsb : an object of such desire An acting career is her aspiration.
2 : a drawing of something in, out, up, or through by or as if by suction: such asa : the act of breathing and especially of breathing inb : the withdrawal of fluid or tissue from the body the aspiration of stomach fluidsc : the taking of foreign matter into the lungs with the respiratory current problems caused by the aspiration of fluids into the patient's lungs
3 linguistics a : audible breath that accompanies or comprises a speech soundb : the pronunciation or addition of an aspiration the aspiration of the letter “h” in “a house”; also : the symbol of an aspiration
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Synonym Discussion of aspiration
ASPIRATION Defined for Kids
Definition of aspiration for Students
1 : a strong desire to achieve something She left home with aspirations for a better life.
2 : something that one wants very much to achieve Fame has always been his aspiration.
Medical Definition of aspiration
: a drawing of something in, out, up, or through by or as if by suction: asa: the act of breathing and especially of breathing inb: the withdrawal of fluid or friable tissue from the bodyc: the taking of foreign matter into the lungs with the respiratory current
aspirational\-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective
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