aspiration pneumonia n.
Bronchopneumonia resulting from the entrance of foreign material, usually food particles or vomit, into the bronchi.
relating to or characterized by or a strong desire for something: their aspirational goals for the New Year. aimed at or appealing to people who want to attain a higher social position or standard of living: a magazine featuring aspirational products for the home. Medicine/Medical. relating to the act of removing a fluid from a […]
a strong desire, longing, or aim; ambition: intellectual aspirations. a goal or objective that is strongly desired: The presidency has been his aspiration since boyhood. the act of aspirating or breathing in. Phonetics. articulation accompanied by an audible puff of breath, as in the h -sound of how, or of when (hwen), or in the […]
an apparatus or device employing suction. Hydraulics. a suction pump that operates by the pressure differential created by the high-speed flow of a fluid past an intake orifice. Medicine/Medical. an instrument for removing body fluids by suction. Historical Examples Arrange the flask with its ice casing just above the neck of the aspirator bottle. The […]
pertaining to or suited for aspiration.
to long, aim, or seek ambitiously; be eagerly desirous, especially for something great or of high value (usually followed by to, after, or an infinitive): to aspire after literary immortality; to aspire to be a doctor. Archaic. to rise up; soar; mount; tower. Contemporary Examples The Washington landscape is populated by myriad young women who […]