Aspiration vs Aspiratory - What's the difference?

aspiration | aspiratory |


As a noun aspiration

is aspiration (burst of air that follows the release of some consonants).

As an adjective aspiratory is

pertaining to aspiration.

aspiration

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of aspiring or ardently desiring; an ardent wish or desire, chiefly after what is elevated or spiritual (with common adjunct adpositions being to or of)
  • Riley has an aspiration to become a doctor
    Morgan has an aspiration of winning the game
    Derived terms
    * aspirational * aspirationalism * aspirationalist

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The action of aspirating.
  • (phonetics) A burst of air that follows the release of some consonants.
  • Derived terms
    * aspirational * preaspiration

    aspiratory

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • pertaining to aspiration