|1.||strong desire to achieve something, such as success|
|2.||the aim of such desire|
|3.||a. the act of breathing|
|b. a breath|
|a. the pronunciation of a stop with an audible and forceful release of breath|
|b. the friction of the released breath|
|c. an aspirated consonant|
|5.||removal of air or fluid from a body cavity by suction|
|a. the sucking of fluid or foreign matter into the air passages of the body|
|b. the removal of air or fluid from the body by suction|
|Part of Speech:||adj|
|Definition:||ambitious; desirous of success|
|Example:||She makes aspirational purchases of self-help books.|
aspiration as·pi·ra·tion (ās'pə-rā'shən)
The removal of a gas or fluid by suction.
The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath.
A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and aspirated by a needle.