aspiratory

[ uh-spahyuhr-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ əˈspaɪər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

pertaining to or suited for aspiration.

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Origin of aspiratory

First recorded in 1860–65; aspirate + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM aspiratory

non·as·pi·ra·to·ry, adjective
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