inspiration

/ɪnspəˈreɪʃən / (say inspuh'rayshuhn)

noun
1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write without inspiration.
2. something inspired, as a thought.
3. a result of inspired activity.
4. a thing or person that inspires.
5. Theology
a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul.
b. the divine quality of the writings or words of people so influenced.
6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
7. the act of inspiring.
8. the state of being inspired.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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