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aspirate

Pronunciation: as′pi-rāt

Definition:

  1. To remove by aspiration.
  2. To inhale into the airways foreign particulate material, such as vomitus.
  3. Foreign body, food, gastric contents, or fluid, including saliva, which is inhaled.

[L. a-spiro, pp. -atus, to breathe on, give the H sound]

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