aspirator

[ as-puh-rey-ter ]

noun
  1. an apparatus or device employing suction.

  2. Hydraulics. a suction pump that operates by the pressure differential created by the high-speed flow of a fluid past an intake orifice.

  1. Medicine/Medical. an instrument for removing body fluids by suction.

Origin of aspirator

1
First recorded in 1860–65; aspirate + -or2

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British Dictionary definitions for aspirator

aspirator

/ (ˈæspɪˌreɪtə) /


noun
  1. a device employing suction, such as a jet pump or one for removing fluids from a body cavity

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