• WordNet 3.6
    • n aspirator a pump that draws air or another gas through a liquid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Aspirator (Chem) An apparatus for passing air or gases through or over certain liquids or solids, or for exhausting a closed vessel, by means of suction.
    • Aspirator (Med) An instrument for the evacuation of the fluid contents of tumors or collections of blood.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aspirator An apparatus for creating a vacuum by the action of a moving fluid. A common form is that of a simple vessel filled with water and connected with the receptacle to be drained of air. On permitting the water to escape below, a partial vacuum is formed above it.
    • n aspirator A surgical instrument, consisting of a hollow needle, or trocar, connected with a suction-syringe, used in removing fluids from the cavities of the body.
    • n aspirator A form of winnowing-machine employing aspiration instead of a blast. See aspiration, 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Aspirator an apparatus for drawing air or other gases through bottles or other vessels:
    • Aspirator (med.) an instrument for removing fluids from the cavities of the body
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated?”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.”
  • Elle Macpherson
    Elle Macpherson
    “I wanted so badly to study ballet, but it was really all about wearing the tutu. [On the subject of her early aspirations]”
  • Steve Martin
    Steve Martin
    “I believe entertainment can aspire to be art, and can become art, but if you set out to make art you're an idiot.”
  • William Ellery Channing
    “Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Aspire.


In literature:

Hence arose a new problem, developed partly by Occidental thought, partly by Oriental aspiration.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
The question of the better or worse education of women is one far too important for vague sentiment, wild aspirations, or Utopian dreams.
"Health and Education" by Charles Kingsley
And all these aspirations are a part of life and so are indigenous in the vitalized school.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
His aspirations had at length found an object.
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
Man aspired to be no more than the flower which scatters its seed to the winds.
"The Evolution of Love" by Emil Lucka
When the gong sounded dismissal, about sixty girls with dramatic aspirations made for the library.
"Grace Harlowe's Junior Year at High School" by Jessie Graham Flower
He was the object of derision among us who aspired to be manly men.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
Neither Tyope nor the Naua had such high ambition as to aspire to a change of the basis of social organization.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
One may aspire to, and seek wealth without avidity.
"Explanation of Catholic Morals" by John H. Stapleton
But the hopes of the aspirant in this quarter came to an end with the ending of the war.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
But for the Negro as a whole, I see nothing here for him to aspire after.
"Twentieth Century Negro Literature" by Various
The artistic aspiration of the actor-manager may be set on the opposite side of the account.
"Shakespeare and the Modern Stage" by Sir Sidney Lee
And there is no reason why a rose should not aspire to be a useful potato.
"The Pines of Lory" by John Ames Mitchell
From yearning aspiration comes that exaltation which connotes the higher character.
"Oliver Goldsmith" by E. S. Lang Buckland
Political equality was, and still is, the grand aspiration of the nineteenth century.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
Here and there a writer of genuine democratic feeling, like Ebenezer Elliott, voiced the aspirations of the people, but only on one side.
"The Vagabond in Literature" by Arthur Rickett
In most cases the young people of America who aspire to operatic triumphs come from a somewhat better class than singers do in Europe.
"Great Singers on the Art of Singing" by James Francis Cooke
The proud aspirations of Barbarossa for universal Empire smothered every other feeling.
"Barbarossa; An Historical Novel of the XII Century." by Conrad von Bolanden
Still, the thirsty heart will aspire to the waters beyond its reach.
"The Master's Violin" by Myrtle Reed
His was a suffering as well as an aspiring spirit.
"French Classics" by William Cleaver Wilkinson

In poetry:

Sick to the heart of that which makes
Me hope and struggle and desire,
The aspiration here that aches
With ineffectual fire;
"The Cross" by Madison Julius Cawein
But still in moods of calmer tone,
I feel a longing to retire,
And watch the broad world all alone,
And plod, but not aspire.
"One Star Alone" by Alexander Anderson
The more thou dost of him desire,
The more he loves to give:
High let thy mounting arms aspire,
Thy Husband gives thee leave.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
"We bring you small-pox from our land -
Nay, do not raise your ire,
We opium bring - a noble band,
And to your wealth aspire."
"The Chinaman" by Anonymous Oceania
"The blood of many a noble Swiss
Doth stain the country round,
And many a brave aspiring youth
Lies vanquish'd on the ground.
"Sir Raymond of the Castle" by Mary Darby Robinson
Now years, since that eventful hour,
In which his courser bled,
Had pour'd increase of wealth, and pow'r
On his aspiring head.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley

In news:

Aspiring photographer Shannon Johnson of Alpena received encouragement from an unlikely source last month when Jones Soda Co. A Washington-based beverage maker, chose one of her photos to be printed on soda labels around the country.
Flesh out art aspirations with CE's drawing guru.
You won't need the mall directory to find Red Monkey Tavern, a brash new eatery with gastropub aspirations in Crabtree Valley Mall.
Not because I have aspirations that she will become some incredible fisherman (or woman rather) but because I have always hoped that my daughter would not become a "girly-girl".
Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu's comments about drawing a "red line" on Iran's nuclear aspirations added pressure to the US mediation role.
The aspiring aviator has reportedly designed and built a total of eight aircraft – none of them successful.
€CopyrightHe was convicted in the slayings of Gary Hinman, an aspiring musician, and Donald "Shorty" Shea, a stuntman and a ranch hand at the Chatsworth ranch where Manson and his followers lived.
TAHLEQUAH — It's a shame many who aspire to an upper-tier public office, or who already hold one, are determined to eliminate funding for National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting System.
Seldom has any legislative body been the subject of a solicitude more intense, or of aspirations more sincere and ardent.
Three decades ago, Cambridge, Massachusetts aspired to be a nuclear free zone .
New programs aim to ensure low-income kids can aspire to promising careers.
We went with a complete Aeromotive fuel system including the company's A1000 electric fuel pump, which will supply enough fuel for a 1,200 hp blown engine or a 1,500 hp naturally aspirated engine.
So far, online trailers for books (and there are more every day) have self-consciously avoided aspiring to the style and flash of movie ads.
This film documents the lives and aspirations of a group of Moroccan street children as they take part in a two-week tree house building workshop.
Aspiring engineers and their grownups will have an opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine when "Day Out With Thomas" pulls into Mt Hood Railroad in Hood River June 20 through the 29.

In science:

If I ever find myself in a position to teach, I will certainly aspire to be as good as Ed.
Computational Asteroseismology
The challenge is great because to enable secure remote electronic voting, the vast majority of computer systems need to have the kind of high assurance aspired to by the TCPA. It is not clear whether or not the majority of PC manufacturers will buy into the concept. The market will decide.
Security Considerations for Remote Electronic Voting over the Internet
In this way it aspires to inspect the architecture of accretion disks as they approach the black hole ergosphere and, most importantly, to produce indirect images that include the warped Kerr spacetime (Reynolds).
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
It is clear that, as V2 consists of an infinite set of diagrams, one can never aspire to solve the problem exactly.
The Quark-Gluon Plasma in Equilibrium
Abstract: We aspire to fufill Ma jorana’s original goal of bringing full symmetry between the charged and fundamentally neutral particles.
Extended set of Majorana spinors, a new dispersion relation, and a preferred frame
Inspired by recent Heidelberg-Moscow results [1, 2], we have aspired to fufill Ma jorana’s original goal by bringing full symmetry between the charged and fundamentally neutral particles.
Extended set of Majorana spinors, a new dispersion relation, and a preferred frame
But anyhow it is important to know which aspects of real traffic are described by a certain model, because in the end the aspired accordance of a model with empirical observations strongly depends on the goal of the particular application.
An empirical test for cellular automaton models of traffic flow
Einstein has been used successfully to sell computer supplies, bagels, nuclear weapons, national aspirations, IQ tests, healthcare, and board games.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
Loss of targets: Because the standard models of fundamental physics and cosmology describe the world so well, a ma jor part of what ideas going beyond those standard models could aspire to achieve, for improving our understanding of the world, would be to fix the values of their remaining free parameters.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation
Even if we can’t be precise in our predictions of fundamental parameters, we can still aspire to clear thinking.
Enlightenment, Knowledge, Ignorance, Temptation
According Farrington, if government aspires to platonic republic, it must control or suppress such kind of mathematics and physics.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
It is clearly evident that when frequency aspire to zero tunneling current spectra aspire to constant value for different dimensionless kinetic parameters.
Tuning of tunneling current noise spectra singularities by localized states charging
It is clearly evident that when frequency aspire to zero tunneling current spectra aspire to constant value for different dimensionless kinetic parameters.
Tuning of tunneling current noise spectra singularities by localized states charging
It is clearly evident that when frequency aspire to zero tunneling current spectra aspire to constant value and we have no power law singularity in a low frequency part of tunneling current spectra.
Tuning of tunneling current noise spectra singularities by localized states charging
In particular, the existing sample size formulas lack in precision, i.e. a deviation between exact and aspired power (cf.
The assessment and planning of non-inferiority trials for retention of effect hypotheses - towards a general approach