aspirer

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aspire +‎ -er

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aspirer (plural aspirers)

  1. One who aspires to something.
    • 2007 October 4, Stephanie Rosenbloom, “Calling All Alpha Kitties”, in New York Times[1]:
      Yet as the Rapunzel-editor in her high tower, she said, she had begun to feel walled off from the legions of aspirers.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin aspīrāre, present active infinitive of aspīrō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /as.pi.ʁe/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

aspirer

  1. (intransitive, followed by à) to aspire (to wait, to long)
  2. (transitive) to aspirate (to produce an audible puff of breath. especially following a consonant)
  3. (transitive) to inhale, to breathe in
  4. (transitive) to extract, to suck up
    Il a aspiré la poussière.
    He vacuumed the dust up. / He vacuumed up the dust.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

aspīrer

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of aspīrō