AskDefine | Define aspiration

Dictionary Definition

aspiration

Noun

1 a will to succeed
2 a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business" [syn: ambition, dream]
3 a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
4 the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing [syn: inhalation, inspiration, breathing in]

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English

Pronunciation

(US) IPA: /ˌæspəˈreɪʃən/

Noun

  1. A hope or ambition.
  2. The action of aspirating.
  3. A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.

Translations

hope or ambition
  • Arabic:
  • Finnish: pyrkimys
  • French: aspiration
  • Kurdish: ئاوات
action of aspirating
  • French: aspiration
  • Japanese: 吸引
burst of air that follows the release of some consonants

French

Extensive Definition

Aspiration may refer to:
In medicine:
Aspiration may also mean:

See also

aspiration in Danish: Aspiration
aspiration in German: Aspiration
aspiration in French: Aspiration
aspiration in Russian: Аспирация
aspiration in Finnish: Aspiraatio
aspiration in Swedish: Aspiration

means

A dream for something (Hope)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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