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1. A device for removing liquids or gases by suction, especially an instrument that uses suction to remove substances, such as mucus or serum, from a body cavity.
2. A suction pump used to create a partial vacuum.


(General Engineering) a device employing suction, such as a jet pump or one for removing fluids from a body cavity


(ˈæs pəˌreɪ tər)

1. an apparatus employing suction.
2. a suction pump that operates by the pressure differential created by the high-speed flow of a fluid past an intake orifice.
3. a suction instrument used in aspirating fluids from the body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aspirator - a pump that draws air or another gas through a liquidaspirator - a pump that draws air or another gas through a liquid
pump - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
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General Pneumatics' valves and aspirators (pumps that create vacuums) have to work every time.
The task of making aspirators was one that involved the whole school and community.
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The portable pumps offer alternatives to oil-lubricated pumps, water aspirators, piston pumps, and house vacuum.
The company was established in 1996 as a specialized developer and maker of IR thermometers, non-contact thermometers, nasal aspirators, and various kinds of blood pressure monitors, with IR thermometers being the company's major product to account for over 50% of revenue.
* Performance without pump oil and water conservation by eliminating water aspirators.
The mini-aspirator is different from the commonly available commercial aspirators, which employs larger diameter removable glass or plastic collecting vials.
Nasal aspirators have come into their own in recent years as a way reduce congestion without resort to drugs that may have side effects or be prohibited for use by children under 2.
Be wary of using nasal aspirators, they can cause damage if not used very carefully.