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aspirator

[as-puh-rey-ter] /ˈæs pəˌreɪ tər/
noun
1.
an apparatus or device employing suction.
2.
Hydraulics. a suction pump that operates by the pressure differential created by the high-speed flow of a fluid past an intake orifice.
3.
Medicine/Medical. an instrument for removing body fluids by suction.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; aspirate + -or2
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  • After emptying the traps, he spent three minutes around each one, sucking up live ants with the aspirator.
British Dictionary definitions for aspirator

aspirator

/ˈæspɪˌreɪtə/
noun
1.
a device employing suction, such as a jet pump or one for removing fluids from a body cavity
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aspirator in Medicine

aspirator as·pi·ra·tor (ās'pə-rā'tər)
n.
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.

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