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aspiration

1. 
a. the act of breathing
b. a breath
2. removal of air or fluid from a body cavity by suction
3. Med
a. the sucking of fluid or foreign matter into the air passages of the body
b. the removal of air or fluid from the body by suction

aspiration

[‚as·pə′rā·shən]
(medicine)
The removal of fluids from a cavity by suction.
(microbiology)
The use of suction to draw up a sample in a pipette.
(science and technology)
Act or the result of removing, carrying along, or drawing by suction.

aspiration

In an air-conditioned room, the pulling of room air into the moving air-stream which is discharging from a diffuser.
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Hence, the principle of equation involved here is aspiratory in nature, and the principles of law and the demands of justice need not necessarily mean the same thing because their functioning is tailored towards the common good.
For the control group, the 39 non-SARS patients (21 with bacterial pneumonia, 1 with aspiratory pneumonia, 2 with acute pulmonary edema, 2 with upper respiratory tract infection, 2 with influenza, 1 with acute bronchitis, 1 with bronchiectasis, 1 with secondary lung cancer, 1 with gastrointestinal bleeding, 1 with acute cholangitis, 1 with infectious mononucleosis, 1 with viral gastroenteritis, 1 with liver abscess, 1 with peritonitis and end stage renal failure, 1 with cellulites, and 1 with thalamic hemorrhage) were those who had symptoms similar to those for the SARS patients.
Viscous like an octopus, her breath mephitic with drink, Marie plants on Maleux's lips a long, sour, aspiratory kiss, at which point he plunges his blade in her belly, proudly proclaiming: "Ben, quoi?