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Noun: aspiration  ,as-pu'rey-shun
  1. A will to succeed
  2. A cherished desire
    "his aspiration is to own his own business";
    - ambition, dream
  3. A manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
  4. The act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
    - inhalation, inspiration, intake, breathing in

Derived forms: aspirations

Type of: ambition, ambitiousness, articulation, breath, desire

Part of: breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation

Encyclopedia: Aspiration