aspirer

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English[edit]

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aspire +‎ -er

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aspirer (plural aspirers)

  1. One who aspires to something.
    • 2007 October 4, Stephanie Rosenbloom, “Calling All Alpha Kitties”, in New York Times[1]:
      Yet as the Rapunzel-editor in her high tower, she said, she had begun to feel walled off from the legions of aspirers.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin aspīrāre, present active infinitive of aspīrō.

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aspirer

  1. (intransitive, followed by à) to aspire (to wait, to long)
  2. (transitive) to aspirate (to produce breath after pronouncing)
  3. (transitive) to inhale, to breathe in
  4. (transitive) to extract, to suck up

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

aspīrer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of aspīrō