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aspiration 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˌaspəˈrāSHən/,
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aspirations, plural;
  1. A hope or ambition of achieving something
    • - he had nothing tangible to back up his literary aspirations
    • - the yawning gulf between aspiration and reality
  2. The object of such an ambition; a goal
    • - fabrics and oriental rugs were my aspirations
  3. The action of pronouncing a sound with an exhalation of breath

  4. The action of drawing fluid by suction from a vessel or cavity


  1. a will to succeed
  2. ambition: a cherished desire; "his ambition is to own his own business"
  3. a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
  4. inhalation: the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
  5. A dream is a succession of images, sounds or emotions that the mind experiences during sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, though they have been a topic of speculation and interest throughout recorded history. The scientific study of dreams is known as oneirology.
  6. In phonetics, aspiration is the strong burst of air that accompanies either the release or, in the case of preaspiration, the closure of some obstruents. ...
  7. The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual
  8. (aspirational) A person with aspirations; Being ambitious; Desiring success; expressing a hope or intention but not creating a legally binding obligation
  9. (aspirated) Pronounced with an audible breath
  10. (Aspirations) Hopes and dreams for the future
  11. (Aspirations) The ambitions of the child or young person, whether their aspirations are realistic and whether they are able to plan how to meet them.
  12. (Aspirations) achieving your goals - believing in what you sell
  13. (Aspirated) A voiceless sound with a strong puff of air (or /h/ sound) afterwards. As in English /p/, /k/, /t/ when these sounds occur at the begining of a word.
  14. (Aspirated) A phoneme with a “breathy” sound (unusual in English).  My mother has an aspirated “w” in “whale”, while I think I have an unaspirated “w”, pronouncing “whale” the same as “wail”. ...
  15. (Aspirated) The manner of articulation of a consonant whereby an audible rush of air accompanies the production of the consonant.
  16. (aspirated) adj. pertaining to stop consonants that are followed by a minute puff of air when pronounced, e.g. the /p/ in pin vs. /p/ in spin.
  17. Removal of fluid from a lump, often a cyst, with a needle and a syringe.
  18. The process of mixing air with discharging water to enhance the hydro-massage effect of a whirlpool.
  19. Inhalation of any foreign matter, such as food, saliva or stomach contents into the airway
  20. If a phone is accompanied by a 'puff of air' it can be said to be aspirated. The 'p sound' in the English word pit is aspirated and is thus slightly different from the 'p sound' in spit, which is not aspirated.
  21. A small "explosion" of air when you make a sound.
  22. A mental factor that focuses on a desired object and takes an interest in it. See Understanding the Mind.
  23. Removal of fluids from your mouth with an aspirator.
  24. using a partial vacuum to draw up gas
  25. When fluid or food enters the lungs through the wind pipe. Can cause a lung infection or pneumonia.