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English Dictionary: aspiration by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
aspiration
n
  1. a will to succeed
  2. a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
    Synonym(s): ambition, aspiration, 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
    Synonym(s): inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Aspiration \As`pi*ra"tion\, n. [L. aspiratio, fr. aspirare: cf.
      F. aspiration.]
      1. The act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with
            a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound.
  
                     If aspiration be defined to be an impetus of
                     breathing.                                          --Wilkins.
  
      2. The act of breathing; a breath; an inspiration.
  
      3. The act of aspiring of a ardently desiring; strong wish;
            high desire. [bd]Aspirations after virtue.[b8] --Johnson.
  
                     Vague aspiration after military renown. --Prescott.
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