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noun     aspiration pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] [usually plural] something that you want to achieve, or the wish to achieve something
    aspiration to do something:

    When I was 12 I had aspirations to play professional basketball.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] linguistics the sound produced when you pronounce something by breathing air out through your mouth
  3. 3
    [uncountable] medical the process of removing liquid from inside someone’s body, usually with a needle or syringe

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