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aspiration

 
Noun aspiration has 4 senses
  1. aspiration - a will to succeed
    --1 is a kind of
    ambition, ambitiousness
    Derived form: verb aspire1
  2. ambition, aspiration, dream - a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
    --2 is a kind of desire
    --2 has particulars: American Dream; emulation; nationalism
    Derived form: verb aspire1
  3. aspiration - a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
    --3 is a kind of
    articulation
    Derived form: verb aspirate2
  4. inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, breathing in - the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
    --4 is a kind of breath
    --4 is a part of breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation
    --4 has particulars: gasp, pant; puff, drag, pull
    Derived form: verb aspirate3
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