American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or suited for breathing or suction.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to breathing; suited to the inhaling of air.
- adj. pertaining to aspiration
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to breathing; suited to the inhaling of air.
- aspire + -atory (Wiktionary)
“But alas, it's even simpler yet to believe that aspiratory dissimilation in both dialects are independent innovations since this phenomenon is apparently fairly common crosslinguistically.”
“Barbara thought, whoever she was, must have the aspiratory constitution of a congenital optimist.”
“It is during the latter part of detumescence, it would seem, and perhaps for a short time after the orgasm is over, that the action of the uterus is mainly aspiratory.”
“He made precise observations and came to the conclusion that owing to erectile properties in the neck of the uterus, this part of the womb elongates during congress and reaches down into the pelvis with an aspiratory movement, as if to meet the glans of the male.”
“It seems as if the aspiratory power of the chest under the sudden exertion and accelerated breathing speedily drew from the gorged liver and abdominal veins”
“He used to be called a "temporary worker" earlier, but "temporary" has an aspiratory element to it.”
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