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  1. as·pi·ra·tion
    IPA[ˌaspəˈrāSH(ə)n]
  2. noun

    • 1. a hope or ambition of achieving something:

      the yawning gulf between aspiration and reality he had nothing tangible to back up his literary aspirations
    • 2. the object of one's hope or ambition; a goal:

      fabrics and oriental rugs were my aspirations
    • 3. the action or process of drawing breath.

    • 4. the action of drawing fluid by suction from a vessel or cavity:

      bathing solutions were changed by careful aspiration
    • 5. the action of pronouncing a sound with an exhalation of breath:

      there is no aspiration if the syllable begins with s
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: aspiration, plural noun: aspirations

    • noun

      a hope or ambition of achieving something:

      the action or process of drawing breath.

    • noun

      a procedure in which a thin needle is used to draw cells or fluid from a lump or mass under the skin.
    • noun

      a procedure in which a thin needle is used to draw cells or fluid from a lump or mass under the skin.
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