The act of aspirating; the pronunciation of a letter with a full or strong emission of breath; an aspirated sound.
- Expulsion of breath in speech.
- Linguistics The pronunciation of a consonant with an aspirate.
- Linguistics A speech sound produced with an aspirate.
- The act of breathing in; inhalation.
- Medicine The process of removing fluids or gases from the body with a suction device.
- A strong desire for high achievement.
- An object of such desire; an ambition.