aspiration

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

aspire +‎ -ation

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aspiration ‎(plural aspirations)

  1. The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual (with common adjunct adpositions being to or of)
    Riley has an aspiration to become a doctor
    Morgan has an aspiration of winning the game
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Etymology 2[edit]

aspirate +‎ -ion or a borrowing from Latin aspiratio, aspirationem.

Noun[edit]

aspiration ‎(plural aspirations)

  1. The action of aspirating.
  2. (phonetics) A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin aspiratio, aspirationem.

Noun[edit]

aspiration f ‎(plural aspirations)

  1. aspiration

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