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aspiratory

[ uh-spahyuh r-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ əˈspaɪər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

pertaining to or suited for aspiration.

RELATED WORDS

paratrophic, suctorial

Nearby words

aspiration, aspiration biopsy, aspiration pneumonia, aspirational, aspirator, aspiratory, aspire, aspirin, aspiring, asplanchnic, asplenia

Origin of aspiratory

First recorded in 1860–65; aspirate + -ory1
Related formsnon·as·pi·ra·to·ry, adjective
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