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as·pi·ra·tion / ˌaspəˈrāshən/ • n. 1. ( usu. aspirations ) a hope or ambition of achieving something: he had nothing tangible to back up his literary aspirations. ∎  the object of such an ambition; a goal: fabrics and oriental rugs were my aspirations. 2. the action of pronouncing a sound with an exhalation of breath. 3. Med. the action of drawing fluid by suction from a vessel or cavity. DERIVATIVES: as·pi·ra·tion·al / -shənl/ adj. (in sense 1).

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aspiration (ass-per-ay-shŏn) n. the withdrawal of fluid from the body by means of suction. vacuum a. a method of terminating pregnancy by suction of the products of conception through an intrauterine cannula. See also (aspiration) cytology, endometrial (aspiration).

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