Aspiration also describes movement by suction and is a term in medicine for the removal of fluid or tissue from the body.

As`pi*ra"tion (#), n. [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf. F. aspiration.]

1.

The act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound.

If aspiration be defined to be an impetus of breathing. Wilkins.

2.

The act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration.

3.

The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish; high desire.

"Aspirations after virtue."

Johnson.

Vague aspiration after military renown. Prescott.

 

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