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sus·pend

 (sə-spĕnd′)
v. sus·pend·ed, sus·pend·ing, sus·pends
v.tr.
1. To bar for a period from a privilege, office, or position, usually as a punishment: suspend a student from school.
2. To cause to stop for a period; interrupt: suspended the trial.
3.
a. To hold in abeyance; defer: suspend judgment. See Synonyms at defer1.
b. To render temporarily ineffective: suspend a jail sentence; suspend all parking regulations.
4. Music To hold or prolong (a note or notes) in suspension.
5.
a. To hang so as to allow free movement: suspended the mobile from the ceiling.
b. To support or keep from falling without apparent attachment, as by buoyancy: The manatee is suspended in the water.
c. Chemistry To disperse or put (particles, for example) in suspension.
v.intr.
1. To cease for a period; delay.
2. To fail to make payments or meet obligations.
Idiom:
suspend disbelief
To accept as plausible something one knows to be untrue, especially the setting and plot of a drama or fiction so as to allow the appreciation of art.

[Middle English suspenden, from Old French suspendre, from Latin suspendere : sub-, from below; see sub- + pendere, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.suspended - (of undissolved particles in a fluid) supported or kept from sinking or falling by buoyancy and without apparent attachment; "suspended matter such as silt or mud..."; "dust particles suspended in the air"; "droplets in suspension in a gas"
supported - held up or having the weight borne especially from below; "supported joints in a railroad track have ties directly under the rail ends"
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He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
Or, lastly, animated with sufficient speed to enable it to reach the neutral point, but not sufficient to pass it, it would remain forever suspended in that spot like the pretended tomb of Mahomet, between the zenith and the nadir.
The chronicler of passing events sat through it, motionless, with suspended pen; and when the movement was complete Poesy was represented in that place by nothing but a warm spot on the wooden chair.
Seeing me, she suspended her purpose and handed me the letter.
The skin he tacked on a board and suspended the board by a string from his bedroom window.
In attempting to disengage himself his foot slipped, and down he tumbled - but not to the earth; - the tree still kept him suspended.
It is like the message of reprieve from the sentence of sorrow suspended over many a home, even if some of the men in her have been the most homeless mortals that you may find among the wanderers of the sea.
Pollyanna began to clap her hands; but even as she brought her small palms together the first time, she stopped, and held them suspended.
Madame Ratignolle removed her veil, wiped her face with a rather delicate handkerchief, and fanned herself with the fan which she always carried suspended somewhere about her person by a long, narrow ribbon.
After a time her road led through a wood, full of soft airs and sweet odours, and before she had gone a hundred yards she saw a wonderful silver Castle suspended by strong silver chains to four of the largest trees.
The interest taken in this hazardous expedition was universal; the whole population of Havre hurried towards the jetties and every look was directed towards the little bark; at one moment it flew suspended on the crest of the foaming waves, then suddenly glided downwards towards the bottom of a raging abyss, where it seemed utterly lost.
The thermometer and the barometer, hanging up inside of the half-opened awning, were always within sight, and a second barometer suspended outside was to serve during the night watches.