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Definition of the noun aspiration

What does aspiration mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aspirations

  1. a will to succeed
  2. a cherished desire
    • lexical domain: Feelings - nouns denoting feelings and emotions
    • synonyms of aspiration: ambition / dream
    • more generic word: desire = the feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
    • more specific terms:
      • American Dream = the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did
      • emulation = ambition to equal or excel
      • nationalism = the aspiration for national independence felt by people under foreign domination
  3. a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic word: articulation = the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  4. the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

Specialised definition of the noun aspiration

Glossary of healthcare

the use of a syringe or a needle to remove fluid from a lump or cyst


Aspiration is a musical group.

  • album: "Incendiarism"


  1. "Aspiration" is a musical album of Catch the Sun.
    • released on
  2. "Aspiration" is a musical single of Zend Avesta.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  3. "Aspiration" is a composition.


  1. Aspiration a.k.a. Aspirated consonant: In phonetics, aspiration is the strong burst of air that accompanies either the release or, in the case of preaspiration, the closure of some obstruents. In English, aspirated consonants are allophones in complementary distribution with their unaspirated counterparts, but in some other languages, notably most Indian and East Asian Languages, the difference is contrastive.
  2. Aspiration is a compilation album by American composer Bill Laswell, released on March 15, 2011 by Metastation.

Phrases with Aspiration

  1. aspiration pneumonia
  2. vacuum aspiration

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aspiration

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Google previewKendig and Chernick's Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children (2012)

by Robert W. Wilmott, Thomas F. Boat, Andrew Bush, Victor Chernick, Robin R Deterding, Felix Ratjen

Aspiration refers to the penetration of material below the subglottic area and into the lower airways.

Chronic pulmonary aspiration is a ... respiratory symptoms.4,5 Aspiration is an intermittent occurrence resulting from failure of airway protection that occurs in the setting...

Chronic pulmonary aspiration is the leading cause of death in neurologically impaired patients and those with ...

Google previewCritical Care Study Guide (2013)

Text and Review by Gerard J. Criner, Gilbert E. D'Alonzo

Aspiration is a common complication in the ICU setting. The radiographic appearance of...

Google previewThe Complete Recovery Room Book (2014)

by Anthea Hatfield

The aspiration of large volumes (>25 ml) is more serious than small volumes, particulate matter (such as milk curds) causes more problems than clear fluid, and acid aspiration is the most devastating event of all. Watch all patients suspected of ...

Google previewA Penny for Your Thoughts

by Nancy Williams

Ambition, for example, can be a quest for power or control over others while aspiration is an urge for personal growth. Also, ambition can be a hunger for possessions while aspiration is a hunger for experience, such as that found in the rapture ...

Google previewKirk & Bistner's Handbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment (2011)

by Richard B. Ford, Elisa Mazzaferro

Needle aspiration refers to the use of needle and syringe to remove representative cells from the tissue or organ of interest.

In contrast, fine-needle aspiration is a technique generally used to recover cytopathologic samples (cells only) from ...

Google previewShort Course Agroforestry For The Humid Tropics Turrialba Costa Rica March 16-25 1982 Contributions Of Participants

A nearly universal aspiration is the education of children, which entails planning for farm activities which do not require...

Google previewDail and Hammar's Pulmonary Pathology (2013)

by David H. Dail, Samuel P. Hammar

Aspiration is the most common cause of lung abscess. Other instigators of this type of damage include penetrating trauma, postoperative states, obstruction, hemorrhage or infarction, necrotizing pneumonia, infected emboli, infection of a ...

Google previewFerri's Clinical Advisor 2015 (2014)

5 Books in 1 by Fred F. Ferri

Aspiration is the most important reason for formation of lung abscesses. Aspiration means that foreign material (usually food, drink, vomit, or secretions from the mouth) is breathed into the lungs. Inflammation, pneumonia, and abscess ...

Google previewA Concise Introduction to Linguistics (2015)

by Bruce M. Rowe, Diane P. Levine

Aspiration is the amount of air that is produced upon the release of a stop. Diacritics or diacritic marks are notations added to the main phonetic symbol to clarify details of pronunciation. in some other characteristic. The additional difference is ...

Google previewRosen's Emergency Medicine - Concepts and Clinical Practice E-Book (2013)

by John Marx, Ron Walls, Robert Hockberger

Suprapubic bladder aspiration is a reliable method if urine is available to be withdrawn, but it is less commonly used owing to the invasiveness of the procedure. For patients 12 months or younger, ultrasound—guided suprapubic bladder ...

Google previewLaboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures (2012)

by Cynthia C. Chernecky, Barbara J. Berger

Aspiration is an inexpensive screening procedure for evaluating breast lesions. It decreases the necessity...

Fine-needle aspiration is a sensitive test that must be used only in the context of other diagnostic modalities. Norm. No tumor cells or ...

Google previewClinical Manifestations & Assessment of Respiratory Disease (2015)

by Terry Des Jardins, George G. Burton

Infection Aspiration is the presumed cause of nearly all cases of anaerobic pulmonary infections. Studies suggest that anaerobic bacteria are the most common causative agents of lung abscesses; they are also commonly isolated in cases of ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

aspiration. 1. Aspiration 2. The withdrawal of fluid from a body cavity or a mass– eg a cyst with a needle and a syringe by suction or siphonage, such as a syringe. See Gastric aspiration, Paracentesis ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

aspiration biopsy, the removal of living tissue for microscopic examination by suction through a fine needle attached to a syringe. The procedure is used primarily to obtain cells from a lesion containing fluid or when fluid is formed in a ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

aspiration biopsy aspirin poisoning Thumb ring Finger grip Finger bar Barrel of syringe Piston rod Harpoon Threaded tip Aspirating syringe (Bird and Robinson, 2005) may be due to premature swallow, reduced range, strength or coordination ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Exercise, Sport and Health (2004)

by Peter Brukner, Karim Khan, John Kron

Aspiration. A procedure that involves withdrawing fluid or tissue from the body. It is usually performed with a needle attached to a syringe. It maybe done to obtainabiopsy (sample) that can be tested for disease. In joints and tendon sheaths it is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Aspiration,. Children. (Chest. View). GUNDULA. STAATZ. Department of Radiology, Division of Pediatric Radiology,

Aspiration of foreign bodies, such as peanuts, carrots or plastic toy pieces, occurs most often in children under the age of 4 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease (2010)

by Carol Turkington, Deborah R. Mitchell

aspiration pneumonia A type of pneumonia that can occur in patients with Alzheimer's disease when fluids or food are inhaled into the lungs. As damage ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

see ASPIRATION aspiration (n.) A term in PHONETICS for the audible breath which may accompany a sound's ARTICULATION, as when certain types of PLOSIVE CONSONANT are released. It is usually symbolized by a small raised [ h] ...

Google previewDictionary of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1988)

by Christoph Zink

aspiration (Lat. aspirare to breathe on): 1. the entry of fluids or solid objects (gastric juice, blood, foreign bodies) into the airways during inspiration; it may lead to aspiration pneumonia. Cause: absent or poor ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer (2008)

by Manfred Schwab

Fine needle aspiration biopsy. ASCP Press, Chicago 2. Ljung BM, Drejet A, Chiampi N et al. (2001) Diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy is determined by physician training in sampling technique. Cancer ...

Google previewDictionary Of The Social Sciences (1996)

by Hugo F. Reading

aspiration, level of standard ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Optimization (2001)

The approaches based on the assumption on 'no stable value/utility function' typically operate with a DM's aspiration levels regarding the objectives on the feasible region. The aspiration levels are projected via minimizing so called ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

aspiration biopsy cytology (ABC) assessment aspiration biopsy cytology (ABC), a microscopic examination of cells obtained directly from living body tissue by aspiration through a fine needle. It is used primarily as a diagnostic procedure, ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

aspiration biopsy cytology (ABC) assessment aspiration biopsy cytology (ABC), a microscopic examination of cells obtained directly from living body tissue by aspiration through a fine needle. It is used primarily as a diagnostic procedure, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2013)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition by Michael L. Malone, MD, Paul R. Katz, MD, Mathy Mezey

ASPIRATION. Swallowing is a complex mechanism that requires the intricate coordination of several cranial nerves and a very large number of muscles of the face, mouth, pharynx, and esophagus. This enables the important physiological ...

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What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense, we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself. (Anna Jameson)
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Scrabble value of A1S1P3I1R1A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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