aspiratory

aspiratory

[uh-spahyuhr-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective
pertaining to or suited for aspiration.

Origin:
1860–65; aspirate + -ory1

nonaspiratory, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To aspiratory
Collins
World English Dictionary
aspiration (ˌæspɪˈreɪʃən)
 
n
1.  strong desire to achieve something, such as success
2.  the aim of such desire
3.  a.  the act of breathing
 b.  a breath
4.  phonetics
 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
6.  med
 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
 
aspirational
 
adj
 
aspiratory
 
adj

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;